Haan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Haan, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of Germany, a place renowned for its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. At this time, the surname Haan emerged throughout the German territories.

Early Origins of the Haan family

The surname Haan was first found in Germany, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Hann became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Hans den alten Hanne and his son Hans den junge Hanne were recorded in the "Zeirschrift fur deutsche Geschicte des Oberrheins" in the year 1386. In 1498, Bernhardus Hani appears in the Wurttembergische Regesten" as a citizen of Grosseislingen.

Important Dates for the Haan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haan research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1839, 1921, 1792, 1863, 1843, 1805 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Haan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haan Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Haan include Hann, Hanne, Hänn, Hahn, Hahne, Hahnn, Hahnne, Haann, Haanne, Haan, Haane, Hahner, Hahnen, Hahns, Hahnlen, Hähnel, Hannel, Hanl, Hanner, Hanns, Haun, Haunn, Hawn, Honn, Honnel, Honner, Hohn, Hohne, Haen and many more.

Early Notables of the Haan family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the name Haan included Julius Hann (1839-1921) Austrian meteorologist and climatologist whose international reputation was built on his studies of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cyclones, climatology and the "atmospheric pulse"; August Hahn (1792-1863) German divine who served...
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Haan migration to the United States

The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Haan:

Haan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Jurg Haan, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johan Valentin Haan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Abraham Haan, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Abraham Haan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • Valantine Haan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Haan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thysen Haan, aged 6, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Wopke De Haan, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • Wyntje Haan, aged 8, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Neerd Haan, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Nicolaas Haan, aged 11, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Haan (post 1700)

  • Major General William G. Haan (1863-1924), American army officer during WWI, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and Croix de guerre (France)
  • Gijsbert Haan (1801-1874), Dutch-American religious leader, founder of the Christian Reformed Church in the United States and Canada
  • Edmond Haan (b. 1924), French professional football player
  • Wilhem de Haan (1801-1855), Dutch zoologist
  • Adrianus "Arend" or "Arie" Haan (b. 1948), former Dutch footballer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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