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Haggard Surname History



The first family to use the name Haggard lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Haggard is derived from the Gaelic form Mac-an-t-sagairt, which means son of the priest. Patronymic names often substituted the name of a saint or other revered religious figure in place of a devout bearer's actual father. However, the patronym Haggard often denotes actual paternity in this case, since the marriage of clerics in minor orders was permissible, although the marriage of priests was declared illegal and invalid during the 12th century.


Early Origins of the Haggard family


The surname Haggard was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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 Haggard family


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Haggard Spelling Variations


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Haggard has appeared Haggard, Hagard, Hagger, Hagart, Haggart,Hager and many more.

Early Notables of the Haggard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Haggard family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Haggard:

Haggard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Haggard, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • Jns. J. Haggard, aged 49, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • A. Haggard, aged 44, who settled in America from England, in 1893
  • W.H.D. Haggard, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Thomas Haggard, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Haggard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Haggard, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1900
  • Aff. G. Haggard, aged 24, who landed in America from Barrowin Furness England, in 1906
  • Alfred Haggard, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool England, in 1906
  • Archibald Haggard, aged 30, who settled in America from Cork, Ireland, in 1907
  • William D. Haggard, who landed in America, in 1907
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Haggard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Polen Haggard, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • T. Haggard, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Indemnity" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 19th July 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • J Haggard, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Indemnity

Contemporary Notables of the name Haggard (post 1700)


  • Merle Haggard (1937-2016), American three-time Grammy Award winning country singer, winner of countless more awards, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (1994)
  • Noel Lee Haggard (b. 1963), American country music singer
  • Captain Thomas Haggard (b. 1800), American captain of the Louisa, merchant ship out of Philadelphia, in the 1800s, he died as a result of a priate attack, eponym of the USS Haggard (DD-555) for his actions
  • Ted Arthur Haggard (b. 1956), American evangelical pastor, known as Pastor Ted
  • Sean Haggard, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John E. Haggard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988; Chair of Charlevoix County Republican Party, 2007 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Haggard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1944 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clarence Haggard, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1960, 1976 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. L. Haggard, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1898 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bob L. Haggard, American politician, Mayor of Torrance, California, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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