The German surname Hagaman emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony
, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony
was previously a medieval dukedom. In the Middle Ages, many of the Saxon lands were a part of the Holy Roman Empire
, which was characterized by the Feudal
System of local
government. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves.
Early Origins of the Hagaman family
The surname Hagaman was first found in Hamburg, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Heinse Hoke (Hokeman) in Stralsund, 1277, and Johann Hackeman in Bremen, 1372.
Early History of the Hagaman family
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Hagaman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hackman, Hackmann, Hackemann, Hackeman, Hackerman, Hackermann, Hakkeman, Hakkemann, Hakeman, Hakemann, Hakerman, Hakermann, Haackeman, Haackman, Haakman, Haakmann, Haakermann, Hachman, Hachmann, Hokeman, Hokemann, Hoeckerman and many more.
Early Notables of the Hagaman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hagaman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hagaman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- David Hagaman, who landed in Canada in 1832
Contemporary Notables of the name Hagaman (post 1700)
- Earl Raymond Hagaman CNZM (1925-2017), American-born, New Zealand hotel operator, appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to business, tourism and philanthropy in 2014