Show ContentsHase History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hase reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hase family lived in Herefordshire. This name, however, does not refer to that municipality, but is topographical in nature and indicates that the original bearer lived near an enclosure of some sort. It derives from the Old English word haye, which means enclosure. [1] Another source claims the name was for a "dweller at the hedge or hedged enclosure; keeper of the hedges or fences; one who came from Hayes (enclosure.)" [2]

Early Origins of the Hase family

The surname Hase was first found in Herefordshire where Bartholomew de la Hase held a fief in 1165. He claimed descent from Hayes near Blois, Normandy. [3]

Early rolls had a mixture of entries in the singular and the now more popular plural form: Richard de Hay in the Pipe Rolls for Lincolnshire in 1170; Robert de la Haie, a Knight Templar for Hertfordshire in 1185; Roger del Hayes in the Hundredorum Rolls for Norfolk in 1275; Henry del Haye and Stephen in the Haye in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire in 1275; and Thomas atte Heye in the Subsidy Rolls for Somerset in 1327. [4]

From this early origin, the name was listed in a few locations, specifically, Norfolk, where some of the first records of the name were Edorard de lis Heys and John del Heys who were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls listed Nichola de la Hay in Lincolnshire. [5] William de Hayes was listed in Northamptonshire in the 13th century as a follower of John Giffard (1232-1299), the English nobleman, but had his house plundered after the Battle of Evesham in 1265. [5]

Early History of the Hase family

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Hase Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hase family name include Hayes, Hayse, Hays and others.

Early Notables of the Hase family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Hayes of London; Sir James Hayes (1637-1694), founding Fellow of the Royal Society in 1663, Secretary to Prince Rupert and first Deputy-Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in...
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Ireland Migration of the Hase family to Ireland

Some of the Hase family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hase migration to the United States +

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Hase family to immigrate North America:

Hase Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hase, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [6]
  • Johann Friedrich Hase, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Johan Friederich Hase, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [6]
  • Wilhelm Hase, who landed in New York NY in 1782 [6]
Hase Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jos Hase, aged 40, who landed in America in 1834 [6]
  • Andrew M. Hase, who settled in Indiana in 1843
  • Daniel Hase, aged 39, who landed in America in 1843 [6]
  • Anna Elisabeth Hase, who settled in North America in 1847
  • Anton Hase, who settled in North America in 1849
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Contemporary Notables of the name Hase (post 1700) +

  • William Frederick Hase (1874-1935), American Major General in the United States Army, eponym of the USS General W. F. Hase (AP-146), a General G. O. Squier-class transport ship
  • Henry Hase (1847-1929), American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives for Wisconsin
  • Henry Hase, American politician, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1893 [7]
  • Annemarie Hase (1900-1971), German actress and cabaret artist who fled to England from the German persecution during the Nazi takeover but later returned after the war
  • Carl Benedict Hase (b. 1780), French Hellenist
  • Henry Hase, British Chief Cashier of the Bank of England from 1807 to 1829
  • Raimar von Hase (b. 1948), Namibian farmer and leader of the Namibia Agricultural Union
  • Karl Paul Immanuel von Hase (1885-1944), German career soldier who was one of the members of the resistance against Adolf Hitler's Nazi régime
  • Conrad Wilhelm Hase (1818-1902), German architect and founder of the Hanover school of architecture
  • Dagmar Hase (b. 1969), former German nine-time gold, fourteen-time silver and four-time bronze medalist swimmer, active in the 1990s
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  6. 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)
  7. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from on Facebook