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The Haas family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, as hereditary surnames began to be adopted, names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Haas is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Haas was given to someone who lived in Bavaria, where the family was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.

Haas Early Origins



The surname Haas 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.

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Haas Spelling Variations


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Haas Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Haas include Hase, Haase, Haas, Hasse, Hasen, Haass, Haasse, Haasen, Haes, Haese, Haess, Haesse, Heslin, Haeslein and many more.

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Haas Early History


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Haas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haas research. Another 885 words (63 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1316, 1421, 1762, 1774, 1801, 1536, 1362, 1684 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Haas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Haas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Haas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Haas 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 great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Haas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hend Haas, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Michel Haas, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Niclaus Haas, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Paulus Haas, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Simon Haas, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Haas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ans Haas, who landed in America in 1807
  • Dan Haas, who landed in America in 1807
  • Ulrich Haas, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Philipp Haas, who landed in North America in 1835
  • Georg Haas, who arrived in North America in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Haas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Haas, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1907

Haas Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Carl Haas, who landed in Nova Scoria in 1757
  • Johannes Haas, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Simon Haas, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Susana Haas, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Haas Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Gottfried Haas, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Haas Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gottfried Haas, aged 16, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Haas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Haas (post 1700)



  • John Charles Haas (1918-2011), American businessman and philanthropist, former chairman of Rohm and Haas
  • Lukas Haas (b. 1976), American actor
  • Walter A. Haas (1889-1979), American President and Chairman of Levi Strauss & Co
  • Fred Haas (1915-2004), American golfer
  • Dolly Haas (1910-1994), German-American actress
  • Thomas Mario Haas (b. 1978), German tennis player
  • Joseph Haas (1879-1960), German composer of folk oratorios, Catholic masses and instrumental pieces
  • Hans Haas (1886-1935), German Protestant theologian
  • Bernt Haas (b. 1978), Austrian professional footballer
  • Arthur Erich Haas (1884-1941), Austrian physicist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Haas Historic Events


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Haas Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Miss Aloisia Haas (d. 1912), aged 24, Swiss Third Class passenger from Altdorf, Uri who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Haas


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Suggested Readings for the name Haas



  • Genealogy of the Goldman, Levy, Wertheim, Kaufman, Fleishman, Haas, Koshland, Stern, Strauss, Meyer, and Newmark Families by Douglas Edward Goldman.
  • Haas Family History by Arthur Milton Haas.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Haas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Haas 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 28 November 2016 at 16:09.

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