Haggard Family History
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Haggard Name Meaning
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).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press