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The rich and ancient history of the Hagadorn family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of Agace. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hagadorn have been found, including Haggas, Haggis, Hagis, Hagass, Haggist, Hagges, Hages, Hagus, Hagase, Aggas, Agas, Aggs, Agace, Agus and many more.
First found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hagadorn research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hagadorn History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hagadorn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hagadorn, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Humphrey Haggist who settled in Virginia in 1654.
The Hagadorn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hagadorn 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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