The roots of the distinguished German surname Hagendorn can be traced back to the region of Brunswick, now the modern state of Lower Saxony
. 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 Hagendorn; it is possible that the name was given as a surname to designate someone hailing from Hagendorn.
Early Origins of the Hagendorn family
The surname Hagendorn was first found in northern Germany
, where it was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The roots of the Hagendorn 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.
Early History of the Hagendorn family
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Hagendorn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hagedorn, Hagendorn, Haghedorn, von Hagedorn, Haydern and many more.
Early Notables of the Hagendorn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hagendorn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Hagedoren and his wife Elisabetha, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York with their four children in 1710; Adele Hagedorn, who immigrated to Texas in 1846.