Show ContentsHaglund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Haglund emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. One of the most common classes of surname is the patronymic surname, which was usually derived from the first name of the person's father. Flemish surnames of this type are often characterized by the diminutive suffix -kin, which became very frequent in England during the 14th century. The surname Haglund is derived from the personal name Haghel.

Early Origins of the Haglund family

The surname Haglund was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Haglund family

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Haglund Spelling Variations

Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Hagell, Haghel, Hagle, Hagel, Hagelle and others.

Early Notables of the Haglund family (pre 1700)

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Haglund Ranking

In the United States, the name Haglund is the 13,767th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Haglund migration to the United States +

A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Haglund:

Haglund Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alx Haglund, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Aimund Haglund, aged 40, who immigrated to America, in 1895
  • Albert L. Haglund, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1895
Haglund Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andrew Haglund, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Alice V. Haglund, aged 6, who immigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Anders Haglund, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1914
  • Andreas O. Haglund, who landed in America, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Haglund (post 1700) +

  • Arthur D. Haglund, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 3rd District, 1954 [2]
  • Linda Haglund (1956-2015), Swedish Olympic sprinter

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  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook