Haesse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Haesse family. The Haesse surname evolved as a local name for a family that 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 Haesse family
The surname Haesse 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 Haesse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Haesse 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 Haesse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Haesse Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Haesse include Hase, Haase, Haas, Hasse, Hasen, Haass, Haasse, Haasen, Haes, Haese, Haess, Haesse, Heslin, Haeslein and many more.
Early Notables of the Haesse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haesse family
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Haesse or a variant listed above: Johann Friedrich Hase, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738. Maria Heslin settled in New York State in 1846.