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

Hannant Early Origins



The surname Hannant 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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Hannant Spelling Variations


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Hannant Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of 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.

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Hannant Early History


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Hannant Early History



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

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Hannant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hannant Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hannant 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



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

  • Willm. Hannant, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Hannant Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bertha Hannant, aged 4, who emigrated to Danville, Ill., in 1900
  • Genevieve Hannant, aged 33, who emigrated to Danville, Ill., in 1900
  • Beatrice Hannant, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Gateshead, England, in 1912
  • Arthur Hannant, aged 31, who landed in America from Gabshead, England, in 1914
  • Mary Hannant, aged 53, who settled in America from London, England, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hannant Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Hannant, aged 56, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannant (post 1700)



  • Laura Kerstin Hannant (b. 1985), Canadian youth activist, former Chairwoman of the International Children's Jury
  • Beaumont Hannant, contemporary British musician and producer
  • Benjamin Hannant (b. 1984), Australian professional rugby league footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    6. 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.
    7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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    The Hannant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hannant 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 27 October 2016 at 17:06.

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