Hagen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hagen family

The surname Hagen was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Hagen family

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Hagen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hagen, Hagenau, Hagenback, Hagenbeck, Hagendoorn, Hagenest, Hagendern, Hagenow, Hagens and many more.

Early Notables of the Hagen family (pre 1700)

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United States Hagen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hagen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Hagen, who landed in Georgia in 1739 [1]
  • John Hagen, who arrived in Georgia in 1740 [1]
  • Nicklaus P Hagen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Wolfgang Joh Hagen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Joh Daniel Hagen, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hagen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J J Hagen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Andrew Hagen, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]
  • H Von Hagen, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Valentine Hagen, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • Michael Hagen, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Hagen migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hagen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Hagen, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834

Australia Hagen migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hagen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Hagen, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Barras" in 1839 [2]
  • John Hagen, aged 25, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies" [3]

New Zealand Hagen migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hagen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Caroline H Hagen, (b. 1846), aged 26, Scandinavian maid servant travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hagen (post 1700) +

  • Jean Hagen (1923-1977), born Jean Shirley Verhagen, an American Academy Award nominated actress best known for her role as Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain (1952) and for her Emmy Award nominated role as Margaret Williams on the television series Make Room For Daddy
  • Jean Hagen (1923-1977), Oscar-nominated American film actress
  • Uta Hagen, American Actress
  • Walter Charles Hagen (1892-1969), American PGA golfing champion
  • David James Hagen (1973-2020), Scottish professional footballer for the Scotland U21 National Team (1992-1993)
  • Cosma Shiva Hagen (b. 1981), German actress
  • Gotthilf Heinrich Ludwig Hagen (1797-1884), German physicist and hydraulic engineer
  • Carl I. Hagen (b. 1944), Norwegian politician
  • Bernhard Joachim Hagen (1720-1787), German composer, violinist and lutenist
  • E. Hagen Richmond, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1948 [5]

Bismarck
  • Rudolf Hagen (1923-1941), German Matrose II who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [6]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. James Hagen, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Francis J. Hagen, English First Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [8]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM BARRAS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839WilliamBarrass.gif
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILLIES 1860. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ramillies1860.shtml.
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  8. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 10) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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