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Where did the German Hussar family come from? What is the German Hussar family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hussar family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hussar family history?

The surname Hussar is derived from the Germanic tribe of the Hessians.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hess, Hesse, Esse, Hessel, Hesselin, Hesso, Hesler and many more.

First found in Austria, 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. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hussar research. Another 283 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1416, 1584, 1764, 1790, 1791 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Hussar History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hussar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Catharine Hess, who is on record in New York city in 1709; Abraham Hess, who came to Jamaica in 1728; along with his wife Anna and their two sons, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730.

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  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Hussar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hussar 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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