Haasse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Haasse family was in the German state of Bavaria. Haasse is a local name for a person 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.
Early Origins of the Haasse family
The surname Haasse 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 Haasse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haasse 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 Haasse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haasse 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 Haasse include Hase, Haase, Haas, Hasse, Hasen, Haass, Haasse, Haasen, Haes, Haese, Haess, Haesse, Heslin, Haeslein and many more.
Early Notables of the Haasse family (pre 1700)
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Haasse migration to the United States
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Haasse or a variant listed above:
Haasse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Conrad Haasse, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 
Haasse Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Diedrich Haasse, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Haasse (post 1700)
- Hélène "Hella" Serafia Haasse (1918-2011), Dutch writer, known as "the Grand Old Lady" of Dutch literature, best known for her children's novel Oeroeg (1948)
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