Häslein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Häslein family. The Häslein surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Bavaria, where the family was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.

Early Origins of the Häslein family

The surname Häslein was first found in Bavaria, where the family was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The name originates from the German word "Hase," meaning rabbit. Chronicles first mention Ruediger Hase in Bavaria in 1173, Henrich Hase, the owner of the inn "zum Hase" in Basel in 1293, and the name Hass appears in Prague in 1363.

Important Dates for the Häslein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Häslein research. Another 443 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1316, 1421, 1762, 1774, 1801, 1536, 1362, 1684 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Häslein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Häslein Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Häslein include Hase, Haase, Haas, Hasse, Hasen, Haass, Haasse, Haasen, Haes, Haese, Haess, Haesse, Heslin, Haeslein and many more.

Early Notables of the Häslein family (pre 1700)

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Häslein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Häslein migration to the United States

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Häslein or a variant listed above:

Häslein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Haslein, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 [1]

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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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