Ireland was O hAnnain, which means descendant of hAnnain.
Early Origins of the Hannant family
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 Hannant family
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Hannant Spelling Variations
Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Hannant family name include Hannon, O'Hannon, Hannen, O'Hannen, Haneen and many more.
Early Notables of the Hannant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hannant family to the New World and Oceana
Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Hannant name:
Hannant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Hannant Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Hannant Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hannant (post 1700)
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