Hassel Family History
Hassel Name Meaning
German (also Hässel): topographic name from has ‘marsh’ + lo ‘wooded lowland’ or a habitational name from a place so named (for example in Hanover and Westphalia). Swedish (also Hässel): ornamental name from Swedish hassel ‘hazel’ or possibly a habitational name from a placename containing the element Hassel or Hässel. Dutch and Flemish (Van Hassel): habitational name from Hasselt in Overijssel (the Netherlands) Hasselt the capital of Belgian Limburg Ophasselt in East Flanders or Neerhasselt in Aalst (East Flanders); the placenames denote the presence of hazel trees.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022