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The surname Hanington was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hannington, Hammington, Hanington, Haninton, Haminton, Hamigston, Hanyington, Hannyngton, Haninston and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanington research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Hanington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


More information is included under the topic Early Hanington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hanington Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Hanington U.E. who settled in Moncton, New Brunswick c. 1785 married to Mary Derby

  • Daniel Lionel Hanington (1921-1999), Canadian Rear Admiral who survived a torpedo attack by a German U-boat during the Battle of the Atlantic, and received the Distinguished Service Cross
  • Bruce Hanington, Associate Professor and Chair of the Industrial Design Program at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kyla Hanington (b. 1973), Canadian writer
  • James Hanington (b. 1983), Canadian politician and businessman
  • Brian Hanington, Canadian writer
  • Daniel Lionel Hanington (1839-1905), Canadian politician from New Brunswick



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