The surname Hagon was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
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A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Hagon include Hagan, Hegan, Hagen, O'Hagan and others.
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Hagon family came to North America quite early:
Hagon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
William Hagon, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Michigan" from London, England
Harry Hagon, arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Toloa" from Havana, Cuba 
Richard M. H. Hagon, aged 25, originally from Sydney, Australia, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England
Millard Hagon, aged 25, originally from Sydney, Australia, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England
Kate Amelia Hagon, aged 55, originally from Cardiff, Wales, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England