Hase Family History
Hase Name Meaning
German: nickname for a swift runner or a timorous person from Middle High German Middle Low German hase ‘hare’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Hase ‘hare’. Germanized form (translation into German) of Sorbian Zajac ‘hare’. English (Norfolk): variant of Hayes or Ace . Japanese (pronounced as two syllables): usually written 長谷 ‘long valley’. It is a habitational name from a place in Yamato (now Nara prefecture). Listed in the Shinsen shōjiroku. Some bearers are descended from the Taira clan; they are found mainly in eastern Japan. Also pronounced Nagaya and Nagatani ; the original pronunciation is Hatsuse meaning ‘beginning of the rapids’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press