Hannaford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hannaford first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the township of Handforth, in the parish of Cheadle in the county of Cheshire.

Early Origins of the Hannaford family

The surname Hannaford was first found in Cheshire at Handforth. "The manor, as early as the reign of Henry III., was in the family of Handford, from whom, with the manor of Bosden, it passed to the Breretons, and subsequently to the Booths." [1]

Handford, or Hanford is a parish in the union of Stone, in the hundred of Pirehill in Staffordshire. [1]

Of the two, we know that Handforth, Cheshire dates back to the 12th century when it was first known as Haneford and it literally meant "ford frequented by cocks (wild birds)" or "ford at the stones (used as markers)" from the Old English words "hanna" + "ford." [2]

As far as early records of the family, we found John de Honford (Handforth) was first listed in Earwaker's History East Cheshire in 1370. The same sources notes Thomas de Honford was listed there in 1398. [3]

Handforth Hall is a former manor house in Handforth, Cheshire dating back to 1562 having been built for Sir Urian Brereton.

Important Dates for the Hannaford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hannaford research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1325, 1598, 1638, 1635, 1565 and 1784 are included under the topic Early Hannaford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hannaford Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hannaford has appeared include Handford, Hanford, Handforth and others.

Early Notables of the Hannaford family (pre 1700)

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Hannaford migration to the United States

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hannaford arrived in North America very early:

Hannaford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Annie Hannaford, aged 26, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Charles Hannaford, aged 22, who landed in America from London, in 1892
  • Mrs. A. S. Hannaford, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Hannaford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Hannaford, aged 68, who settled in America from Devon, in 1904
  • Clara Hannaford, aged 25, who settled in America from Cornwall, in 1904
  • Sarah Hannaford, aged 58, who immigrated to the United States from Cornwall, in 1904
  • William Hannaford, aged 25, who landed in America from Melbourne, in 1905
  • Horace Hannaford, aged 15, who landed in America from Melbourne, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hannaford migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hannaford Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Hannaford, aged 23, who immigrated to St. John's Newfoundland, in 1905
  • John Hannaford, aged 23, who immigrated to Newfoundland in 1906
  • Lawrence Hannaford, aged 20, who immigrated to Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1911
  • Samuel Hannaford, aged 20, who settled in St. John's Newfoundland, in 1911
  • Samuel J. Hannaford, aged 23, who immigrated to Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hannaford migration to Australia

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

Hannaford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Susannah Hannaford, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [4]
  • Richard Elliott Hannaford, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [4]
  • George Williams Hannaford, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [4]
  • William Hannaford, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [4]
  • Elizabeth Joan Hannaford, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Brightman" in 1840 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hannaford migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hannaford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hannaford, (b. 1856), aged 22, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Western Monarch" arriving in New Zealand in 1879 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hannaford (post 1700)

  • Peter Dor Hannaford (1932-2015), American business and political consultant to California Governor and U.S. President Ronald W. Reagan
  • Mark Warren Hannaford (1925-1985), American politician, U.S. Representative from California
  • Jule Murat Hannaford (1850-1934), American president of Northern Pacific Railway (1913 to 1920)
  • Arthur Hannaford, founder of Hannaford Bros. Company, the supermarket chain in 1883
  • Samuel Hannaford (1835-1911), American architect, known for his designs of the Music Hall and City Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Charles "Charlie" Hannaford (1896-1970), English footballer
  • Alf Hannaford (1890-1969), Inventor of Farming Machinery [6]
  • Ross Andrew Hannaford (1950-2016), nicknamed "Hanna, " an Australian musician, co-founder of the Australian rock band Daddy Cool
  • Peter Hannaford (b. 1939), Australian University Professor and Director at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, winner of the Walter Boas Medal in 1985
  • Robert Lyall Hannaford (b. 1944), nicknamed "Alfie", an Australian realist artist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Hannaford family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Frederick Joseph George Hannaford, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [7]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRIGHTMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Brightman.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Alf Hannaford. (Retrieved 2016, September 14) Alf Hannaford. Retrieved from http://hannafords.com/history.html
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
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