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The colorful history of Saxony provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Haeger family. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

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The surname Haeger was first found in Saxony-Weimar, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Hager became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hager, Hagger, Hagerr, Haager, Haagger, Haagerr, Haeger, Haegar, Heger and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haeger research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1792 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Haeger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Haeger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Haeger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Heinrich Haeger, aged 75, landed in Virginia in 1714
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Haeger Historic Events



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  • Mr. Edward G Haeger (b. 1909), English Sergeant serving for the Royal Navy from Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Haeger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haeger 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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