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The first family to use the name Haggart lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Haggart is derived from the Gaelic form Mac-an-t-sagairt, which means son of the priest. Patronymic names often substituted the name of a saint or other revered religious figure in place of a devout bearer's actual father. However, the patronym Haggart often denotes actual paternity in this case, since the marriage of clerics in minor orders was permissible, although the marriage of priests was declared illegal and invalid during the 12th century.

Haggart Early Origins



The surname Haggart was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Haggart Spelling Variations


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Haggart Spelling Variations



Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Haggart has appeared Haggard, Hagard, Hagger, Hagart, Haggart,Hager and many more.

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Haggart Early History


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Haggart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haggart research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haggart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haggart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haggart Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North Ameri ca. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Haggart:

Haggart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Haggart arrived in New York in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haggart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haggart (post 1700)



  • Robert Sherwood "Bob" Haggart (1914-1998), American Dixieland jazz double bass player, composer, and arranger
  • Malcolm Haggart, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of East Detroit, Michigan, 1969
  • David Haggart (1801-1821), Scottish thief and rogue who was imprisoned six times, broke out of jail four times and ultimately hanged on July 18, 1821
  • Alastair Iain Macdonald Haggart (1915-1998), eminent Scottish Anglican priest
  • Alexander Haggart (1848-1927), Canadian lawyer, judge and politician who represented Winnipeg in the Canadian House of Commons from 1909 to 1911
  • John Graham Haggart (1836-1913), Canadian politician, Canadian Postmaster General, Minister of Railways and Canals

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Modeste conabor
Motto Translation: I will attempt moderately.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
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    The Haggart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haggart Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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