Hasselt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hasselt family

The surname Hasselt was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Important Dates for the Hasselt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hasselt research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 181 and 1816 are included under the topic Early Hasselt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hasselt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hasselt, Hassell, Hasselte, Hassl, Hasseltner, Hasselts and many more.

Early Notables of the Hasselt family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Hasselt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hasselt migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hasselt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Hasselt, who arrived in New York in 1812

Hasselt migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hasselt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Hasselt, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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