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