Hagood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the first family to use the name Hagood lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Hagood comes 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 Hagood 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.

Early Origins of the Hagood family

The surname Hagood 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.

Important Dates for the Hagood family

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Hagood Spelling Variations

In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Hagood has been spelled Haggard, Hagard, Hagger, Hagart, Haggart,Hager and many more.

Early Notables of the Hagood family (pre 1700)

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Hagood migration to the United States

In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Hagood:

Hagood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Vernon Hagood, aged 23, who settled in New York City, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Hagood (post 1700)

  • Roberet Hagood (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Kenny "Pancho" Hagood (1926-1989), American jazz vocalist
  • Major General Johnson Hagood (1873-1948), Commander of the Third United States Army, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal
  • Johnson Hagood (1829-1898), American brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, 80th Governor of South Carolina (1880 to 1882)
  • Tom Hagood, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Oviedo, Florida, 2007 [1]
  • Rufus H. Hagood Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1932 [1]
  • R. W. Hagood, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1924 [1]
  • J. McF. Hagood, American politician, Member of Nebraska State House of Representatives, 1869-70 [1]
  • J. D. Hagood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944; Member of Virginia State Senate, 1950 [1]
  • E. G. Hagood, American politician, Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Blount County, 1933 [1]
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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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