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Haas Name Meaning

German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German Middle Dutch hase German Hase ‘hare’ hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a hare (i.e. for a swift runner or perhaps a timorous person) or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a hare. As a Jewish name it can also be an artificial name or one of names randomly selected from vocabulary words by government officials when surnames became compulsory. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In the Netherlands and Germany it is in part of French (Huguenot) origin a translation into Dutch or German of the French surname Lelièvre ‘the hare’ (see Lelievre ). Compare De Haas . German and Dutch: from the personal name Hase with an indistinct origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hass, Haar, Haag, Haan, Haaf, Haus, Faas, Hans, Baas, Laas

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Where is the Haas family from?

You can see how Haas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haas families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 77 Haas families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Haas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Haas families in 1911.
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What did your Haas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Electric Samp Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Haas. 54% of Haas men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Haas women worked as an Electric Samp Maker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haas were Machinist and Machine Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Electric Samp Maker
  • Machine Operator
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Passenger Lists

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Haas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 56,000 military records available for the last name Haas. For the veterans among your Haas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haas lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Haas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Haas in 1943 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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