Hagey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished and ancient surname Hagey is Old English in origin, and traces its history back to the Middle Ages, when the island of Britain was inhabited by the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from the Old English "haga" or the Old Norse "hagi," which both mean "dweller by the haw." It is likely that the name was first borne by someone who lived near a hedged field or enclosure. Although now the name is pronounced as a single syllable, it was originally pronounced as two, as can be seen from the spelling “Hag-he”. Most likely, the second syllable was a hard “g” sound; the name was probably pronounced “hah-geh”.

Early Origins of the Hagey family

The surname Hagey was first found in Yorkshire, where Jollan de Hagh was recorded in 1229. The Scottish branch lived in Bemersyde for many centuries after their arrival in Scotland.

Important Dates for the Hagey family

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Hagey Spelling Variations

The name Hagey, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Haig, Haigh, Hague, Hait, Haight, Hate, Haga and others.

Early Notables of the Hagey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hagey family

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Hagey family, or who bore a variation of the surname Hagey were William Haige, who settled in Delaware in 1681; Thomas Haig arrived in Philadelphia in 1880; Amos, Benjamin, Charles, Fred, John, Joseph, Samuel Haigh arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860..

Contemporary Notables of the name Hagey (post 1700)

  • J. Elvin Hagey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908 [1]

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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