Haes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Haes family. Haes is a local name, first used as a surname for 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.

Early Origins of the Haes family

The surname Haes 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 Haes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haes 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 Haes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Haes 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 Haes include Hase, Haase, Haas, Hasse, Hasen, Haass, Haasse, Haasen, Haes, Haese, Haess, Haesse, Heslin, Haeslein and many more.

Early Notables of the Haes family (pre 1700)

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

Haes migration to the United States

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Haess to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Haes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Owen Haes, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]
Haes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Haes, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752-1753 [1]
Haes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Haes, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

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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