And what does the name "Hager" mean?"The Heger family is of old Saxon origin; the very name denotes its source and its antiquity. The "Heger" was one of the "sworn and knowing freemen", called Vierherren", holding the Folkmoete or Thing, which was legislature, divine service, and court of justice combined. The mystic square of the Think, on which sat or stood the officers, was called "Die Hegung", and one of the Vierherred, who had to look to it that no unititiated person overstepped the boundaries of the square, was the Heger. Afterwards, the representative of the Count or Graf, when holding court, was called "Heger". On the other hand, the verb "hager" in German means lean, gaunt, meagre, hungry looking.Yet, one Hager Coat of Arms gives the meaning of the Hager name thus: "The surname Hager appears to be characteristic in origin, and is believed to be associated with the Germans, meaning, 'one who was a stranger'".Considering the taciturn nature of Germans, this sounds like a very good description.However, certain Hager descendants are sure that the name means "tall, dark, and handsome".Smart, too, surely!!