Hane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Hane family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Hane comes from the baptismal name for Haine. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Hane family

The surname Hane was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Hane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hane research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1594, 1653, 1693 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hane Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hane include Haines, Hains, Hain, Haine, Haynes, Hainson and others.

Early Notables of the Hane family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Haynes (sometimes spelled Haines) (1594-1653), English colonial magistrate from Messing Essex, one of the founders of the Connecticut Colony, he was on the committee that drafted the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, often referred to as one of the first...
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hane family to Ireland

Some of the Hane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hane migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hane or a variant listed above:

Hane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jon Hane, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • James Hane, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [1]
  • Rob Hane, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [1]
Hane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Hane, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • Joh Heinr Hane, who landed in America in 1814 [1]
  • Francis Hane, who arrived in Baltimore in 1827
  • Christian Hane, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Elis Beerensmeister Hane, who settled in America in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hane (post 1700)

  • John J. Hane, American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Senate 13th District, 1884 [2]
  • Elizabeth N Hane Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kevin F Hane Ph.D., of the University of Akron

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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