Family name origins & meanings
- German and Dutch : topographic name from Middle High German hac ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’, Middle Dutch haghe, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.
- Shortened form of Dutch Van den Haag, a habitational name from The Hague.
- South German and Swiss German : from the Germanic personal name Hago, a short form of any of the various compound names beginning with hagan ‘enclosure’, ‘protected place’, ‘scrub’.
- Swedish : probably an ornamental adoption of the German name.