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
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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Migration of the Haglund family to the New World and Oceana
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 emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Alice V. Haglund, aged 6, who emigrated 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Linda Haglund (1956-2015), Swedish Olympic sprinter