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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Hargis was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name for the son of Agace. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Hargis Early Origins



The surname Hargis was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Hargis Spelling Variations


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Hargis Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hargis include Haggas, Haggis, Hagis, Hagass, Haggist, Hagges, Hages, Hagus, Hagase, Aggas, Agas, Aggs, Agace, Agus and many more.

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Hargis Early History


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Hargis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hargis research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hargis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hargis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hargis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hargis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hargis were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hargis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jakob Hargis, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Rogers Hargis, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Hargis Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lionel D. Hargis, aged 30, who emigrated to America from London, in 1906
  • Florence Woodward Hargis, aged 58, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Mary G. Hargis, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Lionel Hargis, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Jessie Hargis, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hargis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hargis (post 1700)



  • John Arlington "Shotgun" Hargis (1920-1986), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Gary Lynn Hargis (b. 1956), retired American Major League Baseball player
  • Denver David Hargis (1921-1989), American politician, U.S. Representative from Kansas (1959 to 1961)
  • Vaden Burns Hargis, American academic, current President of the Oklahoma State University
  • John Hargis (b. 1975), Olympic gold-medalist swimmer at the 1996 Olympic Games, current Head Swimming & Diving Coach at Penn State

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Hargis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hargis Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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