Hanin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Hanin came from Hana, an Old English personal name. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. This name is from the vernacular tradition. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne (742-814) was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were widespread throughout Normandy. Accordingly, many typical English and French names are in fact, originally of Germanic origin and often have cognates in other European countries.

Early Origins of the Hanin family

The surname Hanin was first found in Somerset 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.

Early History of the Hanin family

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Hanin Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hanin family name include Hanning, Haning and others.

Early Notables of the Hanin family (pre 1700)

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Australia Hanin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hanin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Pierre Dominique Hanin, (b. 1806), aged 22, British clerk from Mauritius who was convicted in Port Louis, Mauritius for life for forgery, transported aboard the "Celia" on 14th August 1828, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanin (post 1700) +

  • Roger Hanin (1925-2015), French actor and film director, best known for his starring role in the 1989-2006 TV police drama, Navarro
  • Hanin Elias (b. 1972), German musician, former member of Atari Teenage Riot


  1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 18th January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/celia)


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