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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.

Hegel Early Origins



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.

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Hegel Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hegel Early History


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Hegel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hegel research. Another 218 words (16 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.

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Hegel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hegel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hegel 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



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

Hegel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Katharina Hegel, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1893

Hegel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marianna Hegel, aged 40, arrived in America in 1900
  • Martin Hegel, aged 45, landed in America in 1900
  • Raphael Hegel, aged 32, arrived in America in 1900
  • Rosina Hegel, who landed in America in 1900
  • Margretha Hegel, who landed in America in 1900
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hegel Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Kasimer Hegel, aged 21, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hegel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hegel (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hegel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hegel 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 11:10.

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