Show ContentsHagy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The chronicle of the name Hagy begins with a family in the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name is derived from the Gaelic names Mac Adhamh or Mac Edhamh, which both mean son of Adam.

Early Origins of the Hagy family

The surname Hagy was first found in Inverness, 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.

Early History of the Hagy family

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Hagy Spelling Variations

When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Hagy has been written Heggie, MacHeggie, MacCagy, MacKeggie, Higgie and others.

Early Notables of the Hagy family

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Hagy Ranking

In the United States, the name Hagy is the 9,326th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Hagy migration to the United States +

The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Hagy:

Hagy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Noah Hagy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
  • Jacob Hagy, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hagy (post 1700) +

  • William "Wild Bill" Hagy (1939-2007), American baseball fan and cab driver from Dundalk, Maryland who led famous "O-R-I-O-L-E-S" chants during the late 1970s and early '80s, inducted into the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame
  • Richard L. Hagy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1960 [3]
  • Lawrence Hagy, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940 [3]
  • J. H. Hagy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1936 (alternate), 1940 [3]

The Hagy Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Touch Not The Cat Bot A Glove
Motto Translation: Don't touch the cat without a glove.

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook