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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.

Haan Early Origins



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.

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Haan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Haan Early History


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Haan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haan research. Another 189 words (14 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.

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Haan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haan Early Notables (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...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Johan Valentin Haan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Abraham Haan, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Abraham Haan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Valantine Haan, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • ... (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, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Wopke De Haan, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Wyntje Haan, aged 8, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Neerd Haan, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Nicolaas Haan, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haan (post 1700)


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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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    11. ...

    The Haan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haan 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 April 2014 at 09:46.

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