Show ContentsHegar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The colorful history of Saxony provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Hegar family. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Early Origins of the Hegar family

The surname Hegar was first found in Saxony-Weimar, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Hager became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Hegar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hegar research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1841 and 1927 are included under the topic Early Hegar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hegar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hager, Hagger, Hagerr, Haager, Haagger, Haagerr, Haeger, Haegar, Heger and many more.

Early Notables of the Hegar family

Prominent bearers of the family name Hegar at this time were

  • Friedrich Hegar (1841-1927), Swiss composer/conductor

United States Hegar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hegar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Otto Hegar, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1846 aboard the ship "Colchis"
Hegar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Auguste Hegar, aged 57, who immigrated to the United States from Bale, Switzerland, in 1911
  • Anna Hegar, aged 34, who landed in America from Vienna, Austria, in 1914
  • Maggie Hegar, aged 18, who settled in America from Lattor, Ireland, in 1920
  • Peter Hegar, aged 40, who landed in America from Basel, Switzerland, in 1923
  • Fejga Eidel Hegar, aged 18, who landed in America from Prozenizyn, Poland, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Hegar (post 1700) +

  • Glenn Allen Hegar Jr. (b. 1970), American politician, Republican member of the Texas Senate
  • Glenn Hegar, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State Senate 18th District; Elected 2006, 2010; Elected unopposed 2012 1
  • Ernst Ludwig Alfred Hegar (1830-1914), German gynecologist famous for developing new medical tools and techniques
  • Friedrich Hegar (1841-1927), Swiss composer, conductor and violinist

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