Hanlo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hanlo family

The surname Hanlo was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor.

Robert de Handlo (fl. 1326), was an early English "writer on music, is only known as the author of a treatise on music, the manuscript of which was formerly in the portion of the Cottonian Library which was destroyed by fire. " [1]

Early History of the Hanlo family

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Hanlo 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 Hanlo family name include Hanlowe, Handlow, Hanlow, Hanlo, Henlow, Hendlow and many more.

Early Notables of the Hanlo family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hanlo family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hanlo surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Hanlow, and English convict, who was brought to America in 1764; E. O. Hanlow, who came to Baltimore in 1820; Magt Hanlow, who arrived in New Brunswick in 1837.

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print

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