Skagen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Skagen family

The surname Skagen was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Skagen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skagen research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skagen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Skagen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schagen, Schaagen, Schaggen, Schaagene, Schaggens, Schaagens, Schaggenn, Schaaggen, Schaagenes, van Schagen, Scagen and many more.

Early Notables of the Skagen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Skagen family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Schaggen, who arrived in America in 1654; and Willem Vanschagen, who arrived in 1873.


Contemporary Notables of the name Skagen (post 1700) +

  • Fredrik Skagen (1936-2017), Norwegian writer, Recipient of the Cappelen Prize in 1986


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