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The surname Haegele is a local surname; it is derived from the Old German word hagi, which means farm. Topographical surnames, were given to a people who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.


The surname Haegele was first found in Wuerttemberg and Baden, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. The family branched into several houses, all of which played an important role in the local political conflicts which forged the nation. One of the first individual bearers of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles was one "Hagel" of Wuerttemberg in the year 1281. Early chronicles also mention Conrat Hegelli of Constance in 1392, and Heinrich Hegelin of Moehringen in 1396.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hagel, Hegel, Haegel, Haegle, Hagele, Haegele, Hagelin, Haegelin, Hegelin, Hegelen, Hagelen, Hageler, Hegeler, Haegeler, Hagler, Hegler, Hegelli (Swiss) and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haegele research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1743, 1726, 10, , 1656, 1770 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Haegele History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Notables with the surname Haegele during this period were Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770-1831), who was a prominent German philosopher. He emerged after other Philosophers of note, such as Kant...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haegele Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haegele Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Godfried Haegele came to Philadelphia in 1836
  • Christ Haegele, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Joseph Haegele, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874

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    Other References

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    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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    The Haegele Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Haegele 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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