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The history of the Hegg name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived 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.

Hegg Early Origins



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

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Hegg Spelling Variations


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Hegg Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hegg family name include Haggas, Haggis, Hagis, Hagass, Haggist, Hagges, Hages, Hagus, Hagase, Aggas, Agas, Aggs, Agace, Agus and many more.

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Hegg Early History


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Hegg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hegg research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Hegg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hegg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hegg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hegg 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hegg surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Hegg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Hegg, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hegg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hegg (post 1700)



  • Eric A. Hegg (1867-1948), born Erik Jonsson, a Swedish-born, American photographer
  • Steve Edward Hegg (b. 1963), American gold and silver medalist track cyclist and road bicycle racer at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Mrs. L. R. Hegg, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1960
  • Warren Kevin Hegg (b. 1968), English retired cricketer who played from 1986 to 2005 and represented England in two Test matches

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Hegg Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Hegg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hegg 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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