× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The Strathclyde clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first people to use the name Hanna. It is derived from the personal names Hannah and Anna. Another possibility is that it is a religious name, taken from that of Hannah, mother of Samuel. Most likely, however, given the family's Gaelic origins is that it was an anglicized version of the Gaelic "O hAnnaigh", meaning "descendant of Annach", a byname meaning "iniquity".

Hanna Early Origins



The surname Hanna was first found in Wigtownshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhaile na h-Uige), formerly a county in southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, where in 1296, Gilbert de Hannethe residing in the county of Wiggetone at the time, rendered homage to King Edward I of England during his brief conquest of Scotland. During the same year, a Gilbert Hahanith, who may or may not be the same man, was juror on an inquest concerning the succession to Elena la Zuche. The next appearance of the name is in 1424 when John of Hanna (a name that suggests that the name may have been taken from a place, rather than of Gaelic origin) was master of a ship belonging to James, King of Scotland.

Close

Hanna Spelling Variations


Expand

Hanna Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Hanna has been spelled Hannah, Hanna, Hannay, Hanney and others.

Close

Hanna Early History


Expand

Hanna Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanna research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1673, 1st , 1658, 1689 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Hanna History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Hanna Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Hanna Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hanna Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Hanna In Ireland


Expand

Hanna In Ireland



Some of the Hanna family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Hanna Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Capp Hanna, who landed in Virginia in 1642

Hanna Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Hanna, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1772

Hanna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Hanna, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Lawrence Hanna, aged 48, landed in New York in 1812
  • Francis Hanna, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Jessie Hanna, aged 18, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1820-1873
  • Samuel Hanna, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hanna Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joice Hanna, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Lidia Hanna, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Mrs. Margaret Hanna, aged 40 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Glenelg" departing from the port of Limerick, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)
  • Ms. Margaret Hanna, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "John Bolton" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)
  • Miss. Mary Hanna, aged 6 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Aberdeen" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hanna Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Hanna, aged 36, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Elizabeth Hanna, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Thomas Hanna, aged 9, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Patricia Hanna, aged 2, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Elizabeth Hanna arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hanna Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hanna arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • James Hanna arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • Agnes Hanna arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Canute" in 1867
  • William Hanna, aged 16, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanna (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanna (post 1700)



  • Roland Hanna (b. 1932), American Jazz pianist
  • John A. Hanna (1762-1805), United States Representative from Pennsylvania
  • Mark Hanna (1917-2003), American screenwriter and actor
  • William Hanna (1910-2001), American animator and co-founder of Hanna-Barbera
  • Charles Hanna (1889-1942), American politician
  • Sergeant-Major Robert Hill Hanna (1887-1967), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War
  • Vincent Hanna (1939-1997), Northern Irish television journalist

Close

Hanna Historic Events


Expand

Hanna Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert Hanna (b. 1912), Irish Plumber 3rd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Mansur Hanna (d. 1912), aged 35, Syrian Third Class passenger from Kfar Mechi who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Mr. Borak Suleiman Hanna, (Hannah Assi Borah), aged 27, Lebanese Third Class passenger from Hardīne who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 15 was incorrectly listed as Hanna Moubarek 15

Close

Suggested Readings for the name Hanna


Expand

Suggested Readings for the name Hanna



  • The Gelsinger, Friend (also Hanna), and Related Families by Carol R. Gustafson.
  • The Hanna Family, 1744-1974, Laurens District, South Carolina, to Carroll County Indiana by Betty A. Montoye.

Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



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: Per ardua ad alta
Motto Translation: Through straits to heights.


Close

Hanna Family Crest Products


Expand

Hanna Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 32)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Hanna Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hanna 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.

This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 12:23.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest