Haeslin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Haeslin family. Haeslin is a local name. Haeslin is a name 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 Haeslin family
The surname Haeslin 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.
Early History of the Haeslin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haeslin 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 Haeslin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haeslin 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 Haeslin include Hase, Haase, Haas, Hasse, Hasen, Haass, Haasse, Haasen, Haes, Haese, Haess, Haesse, Heslin, Haeslein and many more.
Early Notables of the Haeslin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haeslin family
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 Haeslins to arrive in North America, and among them were: Johann Friedrich Hase, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738. Maria Heslin settled in New York State in 1846.
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