History of your Surname
Get access to Hagen family records.Start a free trial

Hagen Family History

Hagen Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle Low German hage(n), Middle Dutch haghe ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’. German, Dutch, and Danish: from a Germanic personal name, a short form of the various compound names formed with hag ‘enclosure’, ‘protected place’ as the first element. German: nickname from Middle High German hagen ‘breeding bull’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): of uncertain origin; perhaps the same as 1. English: from an Old Scandinavian or continental Germanic personal name Hogni ‘protector’, ‘patron’ (Old Norse), Haghni (Old Danish), Hagano (Old Germanic). Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named, from the definite singular form of hage, from Old Norse hagi ‘enclosure’. Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from the definite singular form of hage ‘enclosed pasture’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hager, Hage, Haagen, Haugen, Haren, Hogen, Sagen, Halen, Hegel, Hayer

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Hagen family from?

You can see how Hagen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hagen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hagen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 18 Hagen families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hagen's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hagen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hagen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hagen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hagen. 22% of Hagen men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Hagen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hagen were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

View Census data for Hagen | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Hagen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 116,000 census records available for the last name Hagen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hagen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Hagen

Passenger Lists

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Hagen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Hagen immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 44,000 military records available for the last name Hagen. For the veterans among your Hagen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hagen military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hagen family history.

Discover More

What is the average Hagen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hagen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hagen in 1942 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hagen

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hagen family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial