Last name origins & meanings:
- English: nickname from Middle English, Old French hagard
‘wild’, ‘untamed’. This word was adopted into Middle English as a
technical term in falconry to denote a hawk that had been captured and
trained when already fully grown, rather than being reared in
captivity; the surname may have developed as a metonymic occupational
name for a falconer.
- Americanized form of Danish
Ågård (see Agard).
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