Hege History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hege family

The surname Hege was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Hege family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hege research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1726 is included under the topic Early Hege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hege Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Higbe, Hegbe, Hege, Hegbes, Higbes, Hegele and others.

Early Notables of the Hege family (pre 1700)

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United States Hege migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hege Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Hege, who settled in Philadelphia in 1727
  • Balthaser Hege, who settled in New York in 1750
  • Balthasar Hege, who arrived in New York, NY in 1750 [1]
Hege Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Hege, who landed in Ohio in 1845 [1]
  • Gottlieb Hege, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1862 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hege (post 1700) +

  • Daniel Hege, American orchestral conductor, former music director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and current music director of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra
  • Gerald Hege (b. 1948), American former controversial sheriff of Davidson County, North Carolina, known for his international television show and his 1995 personal patrol vehicle that had nitrous oxide tanks
  • Louis Van Hege (1889-1975), Belgian gold medalist football Inside-Forward at the 1920 Summer Olympics and bobsleigh competitor at the 1932 Winter Olympics

  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)

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