Hager History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The colorful history of Saxony provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Hager 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.

Early Origins of the Hager family

The surname Hager 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.

Early History of the Hager family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hager research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1792 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Hager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hager Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hager family (pre 1700)

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


United States Hager migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hager Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Fredrick Hager who arrived in New York state between 1709 and 1710
Hager Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ambrose Hager, who settled in Ohio sometime between 1809 and 1852
  • Christopher Hager who arrived in Baltimore in 1828
  • Gottfried Hager who arrived in New York City in 1837
  • Andreas Hager, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • A. Hager who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hager Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alexander Emil Hager, who settled in New York in 1910

Canada Hager migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hager Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ambroise Hager, who settled in Canada in 1839

Australia Hager migration to Australia +

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

Hager Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Eduard Hager, aged 40, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Pauline" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hager (post 1700) +

  • William C. Hager, American politician, Social Democratic Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1903 [2]
  • Walter E. Hager, American politician, Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1917 [2]
  • T. C. Hager, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1936 [2]
  • Shirley Hager, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004 [2]
  • S. W. Hager, American Democrat politician, Kentucky Democratic State Chair, 1916-18 [2]
  • Samuel Hager, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1871 [2]
  • S. S. Hager, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Wayne County, 1887-90 [2]
  • Robert Hager, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Boone County, 1863-64, 1868; Member of West Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1866-67 [2]
  • Philip Hager Jr. (1872-1966), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 5th District, 1921-24; Chair of Lincoln County Republican Party, 1922-24 [2]
  • Peter II Hager, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tompkins County, 1820-24; Member of New York State Senate 6th District, 1826-29 [2]
  • ... (Another 50 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Werner Hager (1920-1988), German Matrosenobergefreiter serving aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [3]
  • Johann Hager (1920-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Heinz Hager (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


Suggested Readings for the name Hager +

  • 1540 The Hager Family: Ancestors and Descendants of August and Mary Barbara (Reiter) Hager by Ruth Ann Abels Hager.

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PAULINE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Pauline.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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