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In the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Hannah. It is derived from the personal names Hannah and Anna. Another possibility is that it is a religious name, taken from that of Hannah, mother of Samuel. Most likely, however, given the family's Gaelic origins is that it was an anglicized version of the Gaelic "O hAnnaigh", meaning "descendant of Annach", a byname meaning "iniquity".

Hannah Early Origins



The surname Hannah was first found in Wigtownshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Bhaile na h-Uige), formerly a county in southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, where in 1296, Gilbert de Hannethe residing in the county of Wiggetone at the time, rendered homage to King Edward I of England during his brief conquest of Scotland. During the same year, a Gilbert Hahanith, who may or may not be the same man, was juror on an inquest concerning the succession to Elena la Zuche. The next appearance of the name is in 1424 when John of Hanna (a name that suggests that the name may have been taken from a place, rather than of Gaelic origin) was master of a ship belonging to James, King of Scotland.

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Hannah Spelling Variations


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Hannah Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Hannah has been spelled Hannah, Hanna, Hannay, Hanney and others.

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Hannah Early History


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Hannah Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hannah research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1673, 1st , 1658, 1689 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Hannah History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hannah Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hannah Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hannah Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hannah In Ireland


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Hannah In Ireland



Some of the Hannah family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Hannah Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hannah settled in Nantasket in 1630
  • Neal Hannah, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • Andrew Hannah settled in Antigua in 1679
  • George Hannah settled in Barbados in 1680 with his wife and two children

Hannah Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Hannah settled in Boston in 1766
  • Robert Hannah, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Andrew Hannah, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1774
  • Catarina Hannah, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1774

Hannah Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Hannah, who landed in America in 1801
  • James Hannah, who arrived in America in 1801
  • A.ndrew Hannah, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807
  • John Hannah, who arrived in Anegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Solomon Hannah, who landed in America in 1810
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hannah Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Hannah, who landed in Canada in 1820
  • David Hannah, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Hannah, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

Hannah Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hannah, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • George Hannah arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duncan" in 1849
  • Andrew Hannah, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Richard Hannah, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • William Hannah, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hannah Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hannah arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • W. Hannah arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andover" in 1843
  • J Hannah landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1845
  • William Hannah arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • George F. Hannah, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannah (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannah (post 1700)



  • James Hannah (1944-2016), American lawyer and jurist, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court (2005-2015)
  • Charley Hannah (b. 1955), American former NFL football offensive guard and defensive end
  • Robert "Hurricane" Hannah (b. 1956), American motocross racer who won seven AMA national championships
  • Howard Barry Hannah (1942-2010), American novelist and short story writer from Mississippi
  • Jack Hannah (1913-1994), American animator, writer and director of animated shorts who directed 94 animated films for Disney Studios, honored as a "Disney Legend" in 1992
  • Page Hannah (b. 1964), American television and film actress,sister of Daryl Hannah
  • John Alfred Hannah (1902-1991), American academic, President of Michigan State College (1941-1955)
  • John Allen "Hawg" Hannah (b. 1951), American former NFL football left guard, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991
  • John Peter Hannah (b. 1962), American former national security adviser to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney
  • Daryl Christine Hannah (b. 1960), American award-winning film actress
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hannah Historic Events


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Hannah Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. James Bruce Hannah (1901-1942), English Able Seaman from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Hannah, English Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Per ardua ad alta
Motto Translation: Through straits to heights.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Hannah Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hannah 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 23 November 2016 at 12:58.

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