Hager Family History
Hager Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of hag ‘hedge enclosure’ + hari heri ‘army’. Dutch and North German: from an ancient Germanic personal name Hadugar composed of the elements hadu ‘combat strife’ + gari (from garwa) ‘ready eager’ or gari ‘spear’. German (also Häger): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure Middle High German hac. Compare Hoge . North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a thin man from Middle High German and German hager ‘thin gaunt’. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Hagen or Haag. German (also Häger): habitational name from any of several places called Hager (East Frisia Bavaria) or Häger (Westphalia).7: English: variant of Hagger or Agar .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022