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

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Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Hasson family name include Hassan, Hassen, Hasson, Hason, O'Hassan, Hassane, O'Hessan and many more.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hasson research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1598, and 1663 are included under the topic Early Hasson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hasson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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The English-ruled Ireland of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North America. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Hasson:

Hasson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Ann, aged 22, and Hennery Hasson, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1833
  • Henery Hasson, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1833
  • Ann Hasson, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1833

Hasson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Margaret Hasson, aged 27, arrived in Saint John aboard the ship "Susan" in 1838

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  • Esther Voorhees Hasson, the first American Superintendent of the United States Navy Nurse Corps
  • JP Hasson (b. 1977), American musician, comedian and writer
  • Charles Eugene Hasson (1915-2003), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • William Hasson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912
  • William Hasson, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Venango County, 1875-76, 1883-84, 1899-1900
  • Dian Dolores Hasson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • Gemma Hasson, Northern Irish folk singer
  • Guy Hasson, Israeli playwright, film maker and science fiction writer
  • Maurice Hasson (b. 1934), French-Venezuelan violinist and a professor of violin
  • Yisrael Hasson (b. 1955), Israeli politician

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  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
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The Hasson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hasson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 April 2016 at 14:21.

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