Where is the "Hasselhoff" name from?

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Where is the "Hasselhoff" name from?

Post by Rockatteer » Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:44 am

Anyone know the nationality of the name Hasselhoff?

Is it german?


I just had to tell the spell checker to learn the word Hasselhoff :shock:
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Post by knightimmortal » Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:31 pm

Well, after doing a dig through Surname Origins, 'Hasselhoff' comes up with two origins that are common, and equal in mention. It seems to show up as being German and Dutch in origin.

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Haselhofer

Post by I.R. » Sun Aug 03, 2003 4:38 am

Sometimes David told his name could be from the German´s name:
Haselhofer
But I am not sure, because there are a lot of Hasselhoffs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Post by DJGM » Sun Aug 03, 2003 1:42 pm

So, THAT's why DH is so popular in Germany and Austria! :lol:

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Post by Kay.G.Hardelt » Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:10 pm

The name "Hasselhoff" really derive from "Haselhofer", but I believe to know that "Haselhofer" is more an Austrian then German name.

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Post by I.R. » Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:43 pm

Hi Kay, yes maybe you´re right. It´s more an Austrian name 8)

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Post by nivek » Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:16 pm

it sound German

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Post by knightimmortal » Sun Aug 03, 2003 10:42 pm

And your typing looks as if you have a cold and are typing that way.

Looks can be deceiving.

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Post by nivek » Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:44 pm

that is very true looks can be deceiving but sound is something else.

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Post by knightimmortal » Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:49 pm

Step lightly, one could almost say that could be a racist comment. (not quite, but very close)

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Post by nivek » Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:29 am

ok I don't under stand how that could be a racist comment.

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Post by knightimmortal » Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:16 am

Allow me to give you a slight lesson.

Saying that something 'sounds' like something is a form of stereotyping. Especially if you don't have the full knowledge of how it really is that way. It's sort of like saying that "Smith" sounds like it belongs to an African American, when it doesn't.

Now, if you will read a little closer, I said it was almost racist, because you didn't come out with it. As somebody with a rather different last name in real life, and have experienced the 'it sounds like' in reference to me, I (and others who have gone through this) feel that it is highly irritating.

Now, here is another example. Some may feel that you do not have enough knowledge to make the determination that Hasselhoff 'sounds' German. That's stereotyping you. Probably doesn't feel all that good, does it? If you could perhaps, clearly state why you think it sounds German, in a way that doesn't insult others, then maybe it would be more appropriate. But in essence, it seems like you are following the crowd.

Just an observation.

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Post by nivek » Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:46 am

well thank you for filling me in on that.
any ways the reason i think it is Germen is one if you lessen to the Germen langrage a lot of the name has that deep coffing sound to them. and there is one other reason I thank it is Germen is if you have a freand that is part German ask if you can look at there hairitige and you will see that at some point in time there name most liky had that deep coffin sound to it and there one more thing I am part German. so that is a nother I said that if you have a freind are you are part German look back and I would amost be willing to lay mony on it that you will find a name that has that sound in it.
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Post by Skav » Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:29 pm

http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/SLF/EngluVglSW/schule3.htm

Sorry to but in but it's of a german origin. I knew that anyway, I have a lot of experience with germans and their cultures.

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Post by knightimmortal » Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:37 pm

I know it is of German origin. (also Dutch, there are those little lines that claim it) as I said earlier. But to say that it is such by the 'sounds' is horse puckey.

By the way, I am part German, and my mother's surname doesn't have a 'coffin' sound. (would that be coughing? Because otherwise, that is morbid as hell) Neither does my brother in law's mother, who is also German...from Germany.

So one has to wonder, what else can be brought up for insulting purposes? And while you are at it, Nivek...slow down while typing? It wouldn't put you in a 'coffin'.

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Post by nivek » Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:05 pm

sorry for what ever I said to make you mad I did not mean it.

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Post by nivek » Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:16 pm

i mint coughing

ps I am sorry if i hurt you in any why!


pss I am part German i said and spelled the best i could and I did not see that coffin word.

sorry :(

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Post by nivek » Wed Aug 06, 2003 3:45 pm

sorry agian :(

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Post by Rockatteer » Wed Aug 06, 2003 8:43 pm

I am part German


AH HUH!!! That explains your problems with spelling and gramma.

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Post by Skav » Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:19 pm

that's not funny.

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Post by nivek » Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:38 pm

all of my life

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Post by KITT » Sun Aug 10, 2003 12:40 am

i remember him saying that 'hasselhoff' meant 'rabbits having sex' in german.

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Post by Katt » Sun Aug 10, 2003 1:18 am

KITT wrote:i remember him saying that 'hasselhoff' meant 'rabbits having sex' in german.

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Post by tkr9 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 5:52 pm

What about David Hassle and a Half...?

:idea:

Friend of mine (Swiss) said it sounds Swiss, but seeing as they speak German (and French, and Italian) there it could still be German.

Or it could be an invention, his name might have been really normal like 'Smith' or something (apologies to all Smiths here), and he changed it to Hasselholf when he moved into acting. Gave him some street cred for singing appalling songs on the Berlin Wall or something. Anyone know if it's his original name?

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Post by tkr9 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 5:53 pm

Oh, and Rockatteer, that's GRAMMAR you'll be wanting there. Not GRAMMA.

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