Hassan (surname)

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Hassan
Family name
Meaning "handsome", "good", "manly", "strong", "benefactor", "Son of Osain", "Son of Oisín", "Cantor", "singer"
Region of origin Arabic, Irish, Hebrew

Hassan (also spelled Hasan, Hassen, Hasson, Hassin, Hassine, Hacen, Hasen, Hasin, Hass, Hassa, Hasa, Hess, Cassin, Chassan, Chasan, Chasson, Chason, Khassan, Khasan, Cassan, Casan, Hasso, Hassanein, Hasnen, Hassani, Hasani, Alhassan, Al-Hassan, Lassana, Alassane, Lacen, Lasanah, Assan, Asan, Asanov, Hasanov, Hasanoff, Jasanoff, Hasanović, Hasanovic, Asanović, Hasanovich, Asanovski, O'Hassan, Haasan, or Hasaan) is an Arabic, Irish or Hebrew surname.

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  • The surname Hassan (Arabic: حسن‎, Ḥasan) in Arabic means "handsome", "manly", "strong", "good" or "benefactor".
  • The surname Hassan in Ireland is one of the anglicized forms of Ó hOsáin. It is to be distinguished from Ó hOisín and Ó hOiseáin (see Hession and Hishon). In County Londonderry, where it is numerous, it is spelt Hassan, Hassen, Hasson, Hassin and Hessin. In the Monaghan Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 it appears as O'Hassan. There was a Hasson of Wexford among the "principal gentlemen" of that county in 1598, but that family was no doubt of non-Gaelic stock and a John Hassan was an influential merchant in Wexford fifty years earlier.[1][2][3][4][5][6]
  • The surname Hassan (Hebrew: חסן‎) in Hebrew means "cantor", or "good cantor" derived from the Arabic "good" and the Hebrew "cantor".[7][8][9][10] Hassan is normally an Arab first or last name; but, in the Jewish Sephardic - Mizrahi tradition, it is a Jewish surname.[11][12] The Hassan[13] or Hasson (see also Hassoun),[14] appear to have most likely originated from Spain, from where the Jewish family has initially settled in Morocco [15] and in Livorno, Italy following 1492 Expulsion of the Jews from Spain, and afterwards following the 16th century has spread throughout the Ottoman Empire (notably to Thessaloniki, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; in 1592 in Sidon, Lebanon; Damascus, Syria; Constantine, Algeria and Tunis, Tunisia).[16]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ By Edward Neafsey (2002). Surnames of Ireland. Irish Roots Cafe. ISBN 978-0-940134-97-3. 
  2. ^ hoganstand.com: Irish Identity Surnames In Irish
  3. ^ ulsterancestry.com: Ulster Ancestry Irish Family Names
  4. ^ surnamedb.com: Surname
  5. ^ medievalscotland.org: 16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames
  6. ^ irishtimes.com: Irish Ancestors Surname Hassan
  7. ^ templetulsa.com:Temple Israel
  8. ^ avotaynu.com: Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel
  9. ^ sephardicgen.com: Sephardic Surnames
  10. ^ italian-family-history.com: Jewish Genealogy in Italy
  11. ^ independent.co.uk: Obituary: Sir Joshua Hassan
  12. ^ jpost.com: French Jews reclaim 'Jewish' names
  13. ^ italian-family-history.com: Jewish Genealogy in Italy
  14. ^ Les juifs de Salonique 1492-1943. 
  15. ^ http://artengine.ca/eliany/html/meaningofnames/h/hassan.html
  16. ^ Christian De Monbrison. Vie d'un homme hier , aujourd'hui et un peu plus (in French). 
  17. ^ Finland's Population Register Centre: [1] (Select "Surname search" and enter "Hasanen")