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Hagee Surname History



The history of the Hagee family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name Hagee comes from the Gaelic names Mac Adhamh or Mac Edhamh, which both mean son of Adam.

Early Origins of the Hagee family


The surname Hagee was first found in Inverness, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Hagee family


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Hagee Spelling Variations


In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Hagee has appeared Heggie, MacHeggie, MacCagy, MacKeggie, Higgie and others.

Early Notables of the Hagee family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hagee family to the New World and Oceana


Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Hagee: Daniel and John McKegan, who were naturalized in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1826; Christopher McKeg, who is on record in Philadelphia in 1868.

Contemporary Notables of the name Hagee (post 1700)


  • General Michael W. Hagee (b. 1944), American marine, the 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (2003–2006)
  • John Charles Hagee (b. 1940), American founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas

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