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Where did the English Hanger family come from? What is the English Hanger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hanger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hanger family history?Hanger is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Hangre in the county of Hampshire.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hanger family name include Hanger, Hangre, Anger, Angre and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanger research. Another 270 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1630, 1643, 1762, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Hanger History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hanger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hanger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 130 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hanger surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Hanger Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hanger Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hanger Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Artes Honorabit
Motto Translation: He will do honour to the arts.
The Hanger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hanger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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