The Haas Name Study has German_Roots!

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This study is for the Haas and Haasen Family from Germany.
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in Requests for Project Volunteers by Living Troy G2G6 Pilot (156k points)

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We have Haas in our family tree, from Bohemia, but so far no useable information (place of birth, marriage information). See
by Ronnie Grindle G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)
Thanks! Bohemia sounds interesting. I wonder if that would fall under the czech_roots project?
I'm already in contact with the Czech Roots project.
Karel, you are correct assuming that the Czech Roots Project is covering the geographical entity. One Name Studies focus on a name but not exclusively to establish relationship. Quite a few such studies attempt to encompass every occurrence of the name worldwide.

Haas is (most likely) a name of German origin. ("Hase" means "Rabbit"; in some German idioms you say "Haas" instead of "Hase"). My wife's ancestor came from what is today the Czech Republik, as a part of the German minority living then in Bohemia. So hear both aspects apply: having the name "Haas" and being of Czech origin.
It's a problem of inadequate translation of Bohemia and related terms that causes confusion. In English České země is translated as Czech Lands, Čechy as Bohemia, Češi (or outdated Čechové) as Czechs, and Čeští Němci as Bohemian Germans, Česko or Česká republika as Czech Republic. English conflates the geographic with the ethnic meanings resulting in less precision than the original. Being of ethnic Czech origin or originating from Bohemia ends up being the same in English.

In the Netherlands the surname "(de) Haas" also is quite common.

And I think "Hare" is a better English translation of "Haas".

I feel you on the "Bohemian but from where?" feeling with some surnames. Have that going with Drozda.

Going through Czech records in Plzen I did see a lot of Haas though. Have you looked through Portafontium yet?

I've been tracing Haas too, but mine come from Neibsheim, Bretten, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. My oldest haas: []

My theory involves a Netherland soldier from the 30-year-war.

Hello G.

If you are referring to my quest: I found a lot of Haas, that's the problem. I found one Marie Haas, born in the region I was looking through, with the same name and almost same birthday - but only almost. In my case it's too many needles. It'll all be solved once I get hold of the marriage record. But that's not avaible online yet, because the youngest records are still to young to be published.
My great grandmother was born Haas. I tracked her family roots to Germany also. The oldest Haas in my line was Michael Haas born in 1645.
Link to profile. ...

I have a brick wall from here! I also could never find if my great grandmother had siblings and I'm sure she did.
My great grandfather, Matthias Haas was born in 1859 in (I believe Prechtal, per a church baptism record) in southwest Germany, at the time it was the Grand Duchy of Baden. My last name is Haas.

Prechtal is now a district of Elzach. "Standesbücher" (duplicates of church books for baptism/birth, marriage, and death) from 1810 - 1870 are available in digitized form for free from the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg.

Thank you, sir.
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Haas is among the 100 most common names in Germany. It seems to be more common in southern Germany.

See Name distribution here:
by Erik Pischel G2G5 (5.8k points)
edited by Erik Pischel
Haas or de Haas is also a fairly common name in the Netherlands.  I have a family named Haas in my lineage, and it is very Dutch.

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