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The name Hanlan has seen many modifications since the time in which it was first devised. In Gaelic it appeared as O hAnluain, which is possibly derived from luan, which means champion, intensified by an.

Hanlan Early Origins



The surname Hanlan was first found in County Armagh (Irish: Ard Mhacha) located in the province of Ulster in present day Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were known as the Lords of Oriol, the ancient name for Ulster.

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Hanlan Spelling Variations


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Hanlan Spelling Variations



Many different spelling variations of the surname Hanlan exist in the archives researched. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Hanlon, Hanlin, O'Hanlon and others.

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Hanlan Early History


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Hanlan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanlan research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1620, 1681, 1641 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Hanlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hanlan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hanlan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Redmond O'Hanlon ( c. 1620-1681) an Irish tóraidhe or rapparee (guerrilla soldier-outlaw) who became so when his lands were confiscated by the Anglo-Irish landowner Henry St. John...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hanlan 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



During the middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation, and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North Ameri ca. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Hanlan:

Hanlan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eleanor Hanlan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746-1747

Hanlan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hanlan, aged 25, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Patrick Hanlan, aged 36, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • John Hanlan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Margaret Hanlan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Robert Hanlan, aged 30, landed in Delaware in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hanlan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Hanlan, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Patrick Hanlan, aged 10, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833
  • Joe Hanlan, aged 7, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Forth" in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanlan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hanlan (post 1700)



  • M. J. Hanlan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1920

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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    The Hanlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hanlan 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 10:39.

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