The oldest known
ancestor of the family is Jakub Haban (born ca. 1652, died December
30, 1682 Hodolany near Olomouc, Margraviate of Moravia). His
great-grandson Matej Haban (born September 11, 1735 Hodolany, died
January 17, 1792 Hodolany) was Mayor (Purkmistr) of Hodolany.
In the following centuries the family moved to finally settle in
Kokory near Prerov, Czech Republic. The current head of the family
is Martin Haban, Mayor of Brezina u Krtin, Czech Republic.
The blue field of the
arms refers to the Morava river, the farmer's hand holding an ear of
grain, refers to the farming origin of the Haban family and also to
the possible origin of the surname Haban from the old czech word "habat"
which means to greedily take.