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Where did the Dutch Haaga family come from? What is the Dutch Haaga family crest and coat of arms? When did the Haaga family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Haaga family history?

The Haaga name derives from the Middle Low German word "ha-ke," Dutch "haak," which means "a hook." The name may have been a nickname for someone with some deformity in a hook shape; or perhaps an occupational name for someone who made or used hooks.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Haack, Haak, Hack, Hacke, Hacker, Häckel, Hacken, Heck, Hecke, Heckel, Hecken and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haaga research. Another 213 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1692, 1688, 1605, 1690, 1615, 1655, 1620 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Haaga History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 87 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haaga Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haaga Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Hans Martian Haaga, who landed in America in 1752
  • Gottfried Haaga, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767
  • Hans Georg Haaga, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

Haaga Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • August Friedrich Haaga, who came to North America in 1847

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The Haaga Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haaga Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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