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Meaning and Origin of: Hager

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Dutch and North German : from a Germanic personal name composed of hag ‘hedge’, ‘enclosure’ + hari, heri ‘army’.
  • from a Germanic personal name, Hadugar, composed of the elements hadu- ‘combat’, ‘strife’ + gari, from garwa ‘ready’, ‘eager’.
  • German (also Häger) : topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure, Middle High German hac.
  • German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname for a thin man, from Middle High German, German hager ‘thin’, ‘gaunt’.
  • English : occupational name for a woodcutter, from an agent derivative of Middle English haggen ‘to cut or chop’.

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