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

Hannan Early Origins



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.

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Hannan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hannan Early History


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Hannan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hannan research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1266 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Hannan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hannan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hannan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hannan 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



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
  • Patrick Hannan, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1768

Hannan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hannan, aged 30, landed in New York in 1812
  • Daniel Hannan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870
  • Michael Hannan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

Hannan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Hannan, aged 24, a smith, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • Patrick Hannan, aged 24, a tailor, 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 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]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, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"
  • Bridget Hannan, aged 29, a servant, 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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • John Hannan, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannan (post 1700)


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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

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Hannan Historic Events


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Hannan Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Annie Florence  Hannan (1886-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Jack  Hannan (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  5. 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).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  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 Hannan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hannan 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 15 June 2016 at 08:22.

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