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Hannan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Hannan family in Ireland was O hAnnain, which means descendant of hAnnain.

Early Origins of the Hannan family


The surname Hannan was first found in County Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from very ancient times and were descended from the Kings of Ireland.

Early History of the Hannan family


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Hannan Spelling Variations


Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Hannan dating from that time include Hannon, O'Hannon, Hannen, O'Hannen, Haneen and many more.

Early Notables of the Hannan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hannan family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Hannan or a variant listed above, including:

Hannan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Hannan, who arrived in New England in 1764 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Patrick Hannan, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1768 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hannan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hannan, aged 30, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Daniel Hannan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael Hannan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hannan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Hannan, aged 24, a smith, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • Patrick Hannan, aged 24, a tailor, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • Michael Hannan was settled in Kings Cove Parish, Newfoundland in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Hannan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hannan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Bridget Hannan, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  • Bridget Hannan, aged 29, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"

Hannan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Francis Hannan, aged 23, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • John Hannan, aged 25, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

Contemporary Notables of the name Hannan (post 1700)


  • Jerry Hannan, Irish-American, singer-songwriter
  • Jim Hannan (b. 1940), former American baseball player
  • Monica Hannan (b. 1961), anchorwoman in North Dakota
  • Kyle Hannan, UK-based radio broadcast professional
  • Melissa Hannan, Australian Pageant winner and TV personality
  • Jimmy Hannan (b. 1934), Australian, singer and TV personality
  • Scott Hannan (b. 1979), Canadian professional hockey player in the NHL
  • Jim Hannan (1864-1905), Welsh international rugby player

Historic Events for the Hannan family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Annie Florence  Hannan (1886-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  • Master Jack  Hannan (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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