The roots of the distinguished German surname Hagedorn can be traced back to the region of Brunswick, now the modern state of
. The name means "hawthorn," and was likely first borne by someone whose home was located close to a thorny bush. Alternatively, there are several cities in the region named Hagedorn; it is possible that the name was given as a surname to designate someone hailing from Hagedorn.
, where it was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The roots of the Hagedorn family have been traced back to the regions of Brunswick and Schleswig-Holstein, where the earliest records of the name have been found. The first recorded bearer of the name was Johann Haghedorn, who lived in Lübeck in 1325.
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of this family name include: Hagedorn, Hagendorn, Haghedorn, von Hagedorn, Haydern and many more.