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Where did the Irish Hassan family come from? What is the Irish Hassan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hassan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hassan family history?The Gaelic name used by the Hassan family in ancient Ireland was O hOsain, which is possibly derived from the word "os," which means deer.
During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Hassan revealed many variations, including Hassan, Hassen, Hasson, Hason, O'Hassan, Hassane, O'Hessan and many more.
First found in County Londonderry, where the surname is still the found today.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hassan research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1598, and 1663 are included under the topic Early Hassan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hassan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Hassan or a variant listed above:
Hassan Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hassan Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hassan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hassan 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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