Last name origins & meanings:
- Dutch and North German: from a Germanic personal name composed
of hag ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + hari, heri ‘army’.
- from a Germanic personal name, Hadugar, composed of
the elements hadu- ‘combat’, ‘strife’ + gari, from
garwa ‘ready’, ‘eager’.
- German (also Häger): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced
enclosure, Middle High German hac.
- German and Jewish
(Ashkenazic): nickname for a thin man, from Middle High German, German
hager ‘thin’, ‘gaunt’.
- English: occupational name
for a woodcutter, from an agent derivative of Middle English
haggen ‘to cut or chop’.
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