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The name Hanford belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the township of Handforth, in the parish of Cheadle in the county of Cheshire.

Hanford Early Origins



The surname Hanford was first found in Cheshire 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.

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Hanford Spelling Variations


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Hanford Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hanford include Handford, Hanford and others.

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Hanford Early History


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Hanford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanford research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 123 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Hanford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hanford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hanford Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hanford were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hanford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eglin Hanford, aged 46, landed in New England in 1635

Hanford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Hanford, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Henry Hanford, aged 23, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1856
  • John Hanford, aged 17, landed in New York in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanford (post 1700)



  • John Van Hanford, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1996
  • Winfield S. Hanford, American politician, Mayor of South Norwalk, Connecticut, 1878
  • Roy E. Hanford, American Republican politician, Candidate for Oregon State Senate 4th District, 1964
  • John V. III Hanford, American politician, U.S. Ambassador to, 2002-
  • John Hanford, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1856-58
  • F. G. Hanford, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1945-46
  • Edwin S. Hanford (b. 1858), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tioga County, 1901-05; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916
  • Cornelius Hanford (1849-1926), American Republican politician, Member of Washington territorial House of Representatives, 1889-90; U.S. District Judge for Washington, 1890-1905
  • Benjamin Hanford (1861-1910), American politician, Social Democratic Candidate for Governor of New York, 1898, 1900, 1902; Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1904, 1908

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Hanford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hanford 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 9 November 2015 at 10:38.

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