Hass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Hass family is Bavaria. Hass 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 Hass family

The surname Hass 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 Hass family

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

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

Early Notables of the Hass family (pre 1700)

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Hass 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 Hass or a variant listed above:

Hass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicholas Hass, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1706 [1]
  • Simon Hass, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Albrecht Hass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Abraham Hass, aged 27, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • Johann Abraham Hass, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sophie Hass, aged 41, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Conrad Hass, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]
  • Hermann Hass, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]
  • D Hass, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]
  • Johanna Hass, aged 50, who landed in New York in 1862 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hass Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jonny Hass, who arrived in Mississippi in 1902 [1]
  • Henry Hass, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hass (post 1700)

  • Mark Hass (b. 1956), American politician from the US state of Oregon
  • Rudolph Gustav Hass, American developer of the Hass avocado
  • Steve Hass (b. 1975), American professional studio/touring drummer and producer
  • Eric Hass (1905-1980), American four-time candidate for United States President of the Socialist Labor Party of America
  • Mike Hass (b. 1983), American football wide receiver
  • Robert L. Hass (b. 1941), American Pulitzer Prize winning poet (2008), Poet Laureate of the United States (1995-1997)
  • Eric Hass (1905-1980), American politician, Candidate for Mayor of New York City, New York, 1949 [2]
  • Clifford E. Hass, American Democrat politician, Chair of Worth County Democratic Party, 1949 [2]
  • Barbara Hass, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • Albert Hass, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Huron County, 1948 [2]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hass family

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Mervan Loui Wallace Hass (1921-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Zillmere, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [3]

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
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