The surname Haegelin 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.
Early Origins of the Haegelin family
The surname Haegelin 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.
Early History of the Haegelin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haegelin research.Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1743, 1726, 1656, 1770, 1831, 1658 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Haegelin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haegelin 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.
Early Notables of the Haegelin family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Haegelin 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 and Schelling, as the last Romantic idealist. His many works have been... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haegelin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haegelin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Georg Hagele, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751. Godfried Haegele came to Philadelphia in 1836; Adolf Hagelin came to New York in 1850; Gottlieb Haegle landed in Philadelphia in 1859.