The surname Hesse is derived from the Germanic tribe of the Hessians.
, 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. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
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of this family name include: Hess, Hesse, Esse, Hessel, Hesselin, Hesso, Hesler and many more.