Hegel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Norman culture that was established in England after the Conquest of 1066 produced the name of Hegel. It was given to a person exhibiting characteristics associated with the eagle, such as a lordly or impressive nature, or sharp-eyed vision. The name may also be of toponymic origin and derive from either of two place-names Eagle, in Lincolnshire, or L'Aigle, in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Hegel family

The surname Hegel was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Hegel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hegel research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1129 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Hegel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hegel Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Eagle, Eagles, Hegel, Hegell, Aigle, Eagel, Ligle and others.

Early Notables of the Hegel family (pre 1700)

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United States Hegel migration to the United States +

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Hegel name or one of its variants:

Hegel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Jacob Hegel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
Hegel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Katharina Hegel, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1893 [1]
Hegel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Marianna Hegel, aged 40, who arrived in America in 1900 [1]
  • Martin Hegel, aged 45, who landed in America in 1900 [1]
  • Raphael Hegel, aged 32, who arrived in America in 1900 [1]
  • Rosina Hegel, who landed in America in 1900 [1]
  • Margretha Hegel, who landed in America in 1900 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Hegel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hegel Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Kasimer Hegel, aged 21, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Hegel (post 1700) +

  • Robert W. Hegel, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979 [2]
  • Idora Hegel (b. 1983), Croatian figure skater
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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