Last name origins & meanings:
- Swedish (Hägg): ornamental name from hägg
‘bird cherry’ (Prunus padus). This is one of the surnames drawn
from the vocabulary of nature and adopted more or less arbitrarily in
the 19th century.
- English: from Old Norse Hagi, which has
been identified as a byname from hagr ‘deft’, ‘dextrous’,
although it could equally well be a habitational name meaning ‘the
enclosure’, see Hagen.
- South German: variant of
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