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Haese Name Origins and Meaning

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Haese Surname Origins and Meaning

The 'ae' in Haese is the international version of 'ä' in Häse which is a German surname meaning hare (rabbit). It is believed to have originally derived from the old English word 'hyr'. It was a nickname for 'one who is fleet of foot'.

Haese may have began being used as a surname in the German state Bavaria around the 12th century. Haese family was closely identified with feudal society in early mediaeval times. The Haese name later emerged as a very influential noble family, noted for its involvement in social, political and economic affairs.

Hase Name Meaning: German: nickname for a swift runner or a timorous person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German hase ‘hare’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Hase ‘hare’. English: from a Middle English nickname, Hase, from Old English has ‘harsh, raucous, or hoarse voice’. Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘long valley’; habitational name from a place in Yamato (now Nara prefecture). Listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. Some bearers are descended from the Taira clan; they are found mainly in eastern Japan. Also pronounced Nagaya and Nagatani; the original pronunciation was Hatsuse, meaning ‘beginning of the strait’. [1]

Hasse which has a similar pronounciation to Haese is defined as hate when translated from German to English.

Chronicles first mention the Haese surname in Bavaria in 1173 (Ruediger Häse); in Basel in 1293 (Henrich Häse, owner of the 'zum Hase' inn) and the variant Hass appears in Prague, 1363.

https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Hase - a great read for Hase meaning. It is in German but is easily read in English by using Google translate tool.

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  1. Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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