Hassan (surname)

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Hassan
Family name
Meaning Arabic: "handsome", "good", "manly", "strong", "benefactor"; Irish and Scottish: "son of Osain", "son of Oisín"; Hebrew: "cantor", "singer"
Region of origin Arabic, Irish, Scottish, 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/Asanova, Hasanov/Hasanova, Khasanov/Khasanova, Hasanoff, Jasanoff, Hasanović, Hasanovic, Asanović, Hasanovich, Hasanovski/Hasanovska, Asanovski/Asanovska, O'Hassan, Haasan, or Hasaan) is an Arabic, Irish, Scottish, or Hebrew surname.

Etymology and spelling[edit]

There are several unrelated origins for this surname:

  • In Arabic, Hassan is a transliteration of two names that both derive from the triconsonantal root Ḥ-S-N: Ḥasan (حسن), which means "handsome", "manly", "strong", or "good", and Ḥassān (‏حسان‎), which means "benefactor".
  • In Ireland/Scotland, the surname Hassan is one of the anglicized forms of the Gaelic (Irish/Scottish) form of Ó hOsáin. It is to be distinguished from Ó hOisín and Ó hOiseáin (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]
  • In Hebrew, the surname Hassan (חסן) 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]
Depending on language and region, spelling variations

Hassan is a surname of many independent linguistic and regional origins, including Arabic (and through the influence of Arabic, languages spoken by Muslims such as Persian, Kurdish, Urdu, Indonesian, Malaysian, Turkish, Uyghur, Turkmen, Somali, Swahili, Berber, Azerbaijani, Crimean Tatar, Tatar, Bosnian, Albanian, etc.), as well as Irish, Scottish, and Hebrew.

Therefore, depending on language and region, spelling variations include 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/Asanova, Hasanov/Hasanova, Khasanov/Khasanova, Hasanoff, Jasanoff, Hasanović, Hasanovic, Asanović, Hasanovich, Hasanovski/Hasanovska, Asanovski/Asanovska, O'Hassan, Haasan, or Hasaan.

List of variant spellings
  • In Hebrew transcription: חסן (Hasan or Hassan)
  • In Arabic transcription: حسان ,حسن (Ḥasan)
  • In French: Hassan, Hassen, Hasson or Hacen
  • In Spanish: Hassan, Hassán, Hacen, Hacén, Jassan, Jassán, Jasan, Jasán, Hasson or Jasanoff
  • In Italian: Cassan, Cassano, Cassani, Hasson, Gazzano, Gazzani, Gassano, Gassani.
  • In Turkish: Hasan, Asan, Hasanoglu, Asanoglu
  • In Bosnian: Hasanović
  • In Albanian: Hasani or Hasan
  • In Armenian: Hassanian or Hasanian
  • In Azerbaijan: Həsən
  • In Kurdish: Hesan
  • In West Africa: Lassana, Alassane and Lacen, derived from al-Hassan.
  • In Somali: Xasan
  • In Finland: Hasanen for Hassan, derived from the Arabic Hassan and the Finnish suffix for surnames -en.[17]
  • In Bulgarian (in Cyrillic): Хасан, Асанов/Хасанов (masculine), Асанова/Хасанова (feminine)
  • In Russian (in Cyrillic): Хасан, Хассан, Хассен, Хэссан, Гасан, Асан, Асанов/Хасанов (masculine), Асанова/Хасанова (feminine)
  • In Macedonian (in Cyrillic): Хасан, Хасановски/Асановски (masculine), Хасановска/Асановска
  • In Croatian/Serbian/Montenegrin: Asanović or Hasanović
  • In China, some Muslims believe that their surname Ha () is abbreviated from Arabic Hassan.
Popularity of the surname

People[edit]

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  • Daisy Hasan, Indian-English author and teacher
  • David Ben Hassin (1727–1792), Moroccan Jewish poet
  • David Hassan (born 1972), Northern Irish academic, writer, and current Professor of Sport Policy and Management at the University of Ulster
  • Dinara Asanova (1942–1985), a Soviet film director

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  • Olivier Cassan (born 1984), French football player
  • Omar Hasan (born 1971), Argentine rugby union footballer
  • Omar Hassan (skateboarder), American skateboarder
  • Omar Said Al-Hassan, chairman of the Gulf Centre for Strategic Studies, London
  • Ömer Asan (born 1961), Turkish folklorist, photographer and writer
  • Osama Hassan (born 1979), Egyptian footballer
  • Oumouri Hassane (born 1965), a friend and caregiver of Lorenzo Odone from the Comoro Islands
  • Oluwasegun Hazzan, Nigerian (born 1998), category award (Environmental Analysis and Environmental Management) winner, Expo Sciences International 2013

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  • Phil Hassan (born 1974), English rugby league and rugby union footballer

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Fictional characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ Temple Israel, Tulsa
  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 (PDF). 
  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")