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Hanahan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Hanahan appeared as O Dubhain, where the first portion of the word is dubh, which means black, and the second portion is probably derived from some obsolete Irish personal name.

Early Origins of the Hanahan family


The surname Hanahan was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, from very ancient times.

Early History of the Hanahan family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanahan research.
Another 379 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1679, 1675, 1549, 1628, 1735, 1727, 1735, 1724, 1727, 1720, 1724, 1717 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Hanahan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hanahan Spelling Variations


Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Hanahan family name include Downs, Down, Downe, Downes and others.

Early Notables of the Hanahan family (pre 1700)


Notable among the family name at this time was William Ducie (c. 1612-1679), created 1st Viscount Downe in 1675; Andrew Downes, also known as Dounaeus, (c.1549-1628), English classical scholar, one of the seven translators of the...
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Migration of the Hanahan family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hanahan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hanahan, aged 20, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

Hanahan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Hanahan, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanahan (post 1700)


  • Thomas J. Hanahan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nancy Hanahan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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