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Hassan (also spelled Hasan, Hassane, Hassaan, Hassen, Hasson, Hassin, Hassine, Hacen, Hasen, Hasin, Hass, Hassa, Hasa, Hess, Cassin, Chassan, Chasan, Chasson, Chason, Khassan, Khasan, Cassan, Casan, Hazan, 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, or Scottish surname.

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Word/nameArabic, Irish, Scottish
MeaningArabic: "handsome", "good", "manly", "strong", "benefactor"; Irish and Scottish: "descendant of Osain", "descendant of Oisín"
Region of originArabic, Irish, Scottish

Etymology and spellingEdit

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] Another derivation is from "Hal's son".[7]
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 and Scottish.

Therefore, depending on language and region, spelling variations include Hasan, Hassen, Hasson, Hassaan, 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 Arabic transcription: حسان ,حسن (Ḥasan)
  • 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 Kazakh: Asan or Äsem
  • In Somali: Xasan
  • In West Africa: Lassana, Alassane and Lacen, derived from al-Hassan.
  • 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 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 (feminine)
  • 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

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Edward Neafsey (2002). Surnames of Ireland. Irish Roots Cafe. ISBN 978-0-940134-97-3.
  2. ^ hoganstand.com: Irish Identity Surnames In Irish Archived 2008-10-07 at the Wayback Machine
  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. ^ Black, George F. (1946). The Surnames of Scotland. Birlinn. p. 346.