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Where did the Belgium Haff family come from? What is the Belgium Haff family crest and coat of arms? When did the Haff family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Haff family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Haaf, Haafe, Haaften, Haeff, Haeften, Haff, Haf and many more.
First found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haff research. Another 250 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1777 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Haff History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Haff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Haff Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Haff Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Haff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haff 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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