Hoglund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Hoglund emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. One of the most common classes of surname is the patronymic surname, which was usually derived from the first name of the person's father. Flemish surnames of this type are often characterized by the diminutive suffix -kin, which became very frequent in England during the 14th century. The surname Hoglund is derived from the personal name Haghel.

Early Origins of the Hoglund family

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

Early History of the Hoglund family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoglund research. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoglund History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoglund Spelling Variations

Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Hagell, Haghel, Hagle, Hagel, Hagelle and others.

Early Notables of the Hoglund family (pre 1700)

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United States Hoglund migration to the United States +

A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Hoglund:

Hoglund Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Malcolm Julius Hoglund, who arrived in Alabama in 1925 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoglund (post 1700) +

  • A. A. Hoglund, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Oregon State Treasurer, 1928 [2]

  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, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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