A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Haann, 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 Haann emerged throughout the German territories.
Early Origins of the Haann family
The surname Haann 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.
Early History of the Haann family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haann 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 Haann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haann 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 Haann 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 Haann family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the name Haann 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 Haann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Haann family to the New World and Oceana
An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Haann: Johannes Honner who, with his wife and child, arrived in New York state in 1709; Abraham Hann who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737; Catherine Barbara, Catharina Magdelena, David and Maria Magdelena Hann all of whom arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805.