The surname Hagnen was first found in Bohemia, where the name came from emerged from tribal chieftains and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. From Bohemia the name branched into Nuremberg,
and Winterthur in Switzerland.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Peter Hegener, who emigrated from Southwest Germany
to Pennsylvania in 1740; Christoph Hegner, who came to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1776; Sophie Hegener, who emigrated from Bremen to New York in 1854.