Last name origins & meanings:

  1. German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle High German hac ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’, Middle Dutch haghe, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.
  2. Shortened form of Dutch Van den Haag, a habitational name from The Hague.
  3. South German and Swiss German: from the Germanic personal name Hago, a short form of any of the various compound names beginning with hagan ‘enclosure’, ‘protected place’, ‘scrub’.
  4. Swedish: probably an ornamental adoption of the German name.
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