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Where did the Scottish Hagy family come from? What is the Scottish Hagy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hagy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hagy family history?The chronicle of the name Hagy begins with a family in the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland. The name is derived from the Gaelic names Mac Adhamh or Mac Edhamh, which both mean son of Adam.
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Hagy has been written Heggie, MacHeggie, MacCagy, MacKeggie, Higgie and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hagy research. Another 118 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1642, and 1670 are included under the topic Early Hagy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hagy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Hagy:
Hagy Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Touch Not The Cat Bot A Glove
Motto Translation: Don't touch the cat without a glove.
The Hagy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hagy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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