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Hegase History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Hegase comes 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.

Early Origins of the Hegase family


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

Early History of the Hegase family


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Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hegase History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hegase Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hegase has appeared include Haggas, Haggis, Hagis, Hagass, Haggist, Hagges, Hages, Hagus, Hagase, Aggas, Agas, Aggs, Agace, Agus and many more.

Early Notables of the Hegase family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hegase family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hegase arrived in North America very early: Humphrey Haggist who settled in Virginia in 1654.

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