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Skagen Early Origins



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.

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Skagen Spelling Variations


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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.

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Skagen Early History


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Skagen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Skagen research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Skagen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Skagen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Skagen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Skagen 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Skagen (post 1700)


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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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Skagen Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Skagen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Skagen 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 27 June 2017 at 16:30.

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