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Origin and popularity of the name HAGER


Hager : 1: Dutch and North German: from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of hag ‘hedge enclosure’ + hari heri ‘army’.2: Dutch and North German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Hadugar composed of the elements hadu ‘combat strife’ + gari (from garwa) ‘ready eager’ or gari ‘spear’.3: German (also Häger): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure Middle High German hac. Compare Hoge.4: North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a thin man from Middle High German and German hager ‘thin gaunt’.5: German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hagen or Haag.6: German (also Häger): habitational name from any of several places called Hager (East Frisia Bavaria) or Häger (Westphalia).7: English: variant of Hagger or Agar.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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