Josiah Hegardt (died 1727), who was reported to have been born in Borken in Holstein was the oldest known ancestor. Josiah Hegardt was the steward of Svenstorp in Odarslöv parish in the county of Malmöhus. After the death of Josias Hegardt, the family moved to the parish of Igelösa in the county of Skåne. Christian Bernhard Hegardt (1781–1837), the great-grandson of Josias Hegardt, was a diplomat and undersecretary of state. He was raised to the nobility on 11 May 1818 according to the Swedish Instrument of Government of 1809, meaning that only the head of the family has noble grace. The family was introduced into the House of Nobility on 20 March 1819.
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