Hassen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gaelic name used by the Hassen family in ancient Ireland was O hOsain, which is possibly derived from the word "os," which means deer.

Early Origins of the Hassen family

The surname Hassen was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where the surname is still the found today.

Early History of the Hassen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hassen research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1598, and 1663 are included under the topic Early Hassen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hassen Spelling Variations

The search for the origins of the name Hassen family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Hassan, Hassen, Hasson, Hason, O'Hassan, Hassane, O'Hessan and many more.

Early Notables of the Hassen family (pre 1700)

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


United States Hassen migration to the United States +

The 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Hassen:

Hassen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Hassen, who arrived in New Jersey in 1755 [1]
Hassen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bryan Hassen, who arrived in New York in 1816

Canada Hassen migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hassen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Hassen, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eweretta" in 1833

Contemporary Notables of the name Hassen (post 1700) +

  • James Hassen, American Democrat politician, Chair of Venango County Democratic Party, 1927 [2]


  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


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