The Hagerup Family - Hagerup familien


The Hagerup Family name originally started in the late 16th century where the farmer Søren took the name of the little village, Hagerup, in central Sjælland (Zeeland) of Denmark.

Søren had two sons, Hans and Richard. Hans stayed in Denmark and started the Danish Hagerup branch whereas Richard went to Norway becoming the first of many Norwegian Hagerup's.

This information can be found in the book "Familien Hagerup i Danmark og Norge" that was published in 1902 by Hagerups Forlag (Publishing Company) in København (Copenhagen).

This book also reveals, that the most common male/female Hagerup first name are 'Eiler/Amalie', and that any Hagerup has at least 2 or 3 priests as ancestors. Besides priests and even bishops, the Hagerup family also holds a couple of generals and a lot of goverment officials. The Hagerup family arm (upper left) was introduced in the days of King Christian V .

This, however, doesn't suggest any noble rank, but it was common in those days, that families with many good servants of the society had a family arm. But the general family arm did later serve as a draft of the later Hagerup Gyldenpalm family arm, where stiftsamtmand (governor) Hans Hagerup (1717-1781) indeed was appointed 'noble man' 4 days after his death by Danish King Christian 7th.

This was the start of the Gyldenpalm Hagerup branch, but now unfortunately it has died out. In the (good!) old days, "Hagerup" was a name of prestige - and this fact lead to the start of the "Kongel" branch of Hagerup. Eiler Eilersen Kongel (1718-1789) was a close friend of the Norweigian bishop, Ejler Hagerup (1685-1743), in Trondheim.

So when enrolling the Trondheim University in 1736, Eiler Eilersen Kongel 'took' the name of Hagerup. Later, Eiler Eilersen (Kongel) Hagerup, also became a bishop. First in 1773 in Ribe (Denmark), the year after in Bergen (Norway), and in 1778 in Christianssand (Norway). He also had time to become the father of 5 children. Thus many of his descendants carrying the name Hagerup are *not* blood-related to the original Søren Hagerup.

Here are the two bishops:




Bishop Ejler Hagerup
(The original painting is now located in the Trondheim Cathedral, Norway)

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Bishop Eiler Eilersen (Kongel) Hagerup.

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For instance, the great Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg Hagerup is a direct descendant of Eiler Eilersen (Kongel) Hagerup, and is not a 'real' Hagerup if you'll pardon this expression. Nor is his wife, Nina Hagerup, that actually was his cousine.





Dr. Edvard Hagerup Grieg.
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Nina Grieg, Born Hagerup
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Please feel free to dowload HAGERUP.ZIP (13 kb) . (Right-click and Save target as)

Then you may import this zipped GEDCOM-file (GEnealogical Data COMmunication) in any genealogy program and perform any printout.

Please note, that this work is done in my sparetime for fun. Thus the GED-file may include some minor errors and Danish terms.



Martin Hagerup, June 1997