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The ancestors of the Hannay family lived among the Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Their name 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".

Hannay Early Origins



The surname Hannay 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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Hannay Spelling Variations


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Hannay Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Hannay has appeared as Hannah, Hanna, Hannay, Hanney and others.

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Hannay Early History


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Hannay Early History



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

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Hannay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hannay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hannay In Ireland


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Hannay In Ireland



Some of the Hannay 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



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Hannay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John and Elizabeth Hannay arrived in New York in 1774
  • Elizabeth Hannay, aged 7, arrived in New York in 1774
  • John Hannay, aged 7, landed in New York in 1774

Hannay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Hannay, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1833
  • Andrew Hannay, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1834
  • Annie M. Hannay, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Thomas S. Hannay, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1895

Hannay Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Hannay, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Bridge of Allan, in 1903
  • Guy Hannay, aged 17, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1904
  • Jane Hannay, aged 67, who emigrated to America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1904
  • Blanche Hannay, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Chelmsfort, England, in 1904
  • Margaret Hannay, aged 49, who landed in America from Broon, Scotland, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannay (post 1700)



  • Allen Burroughs Hannay (1892-1983), United States federal judge
  • James Ballantyne Hannay (1855-1931), Scottish chemist
  • James Hannay (1827-1873), Scottish novelist, journalist and diplomat
  • The Rt Rev Thomas Hannay DD, MA, BA (1887-1970), Anglican priest, Bishop of Argyll and The Isles (1942), Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
  • Sir Samuel Hannay (1772-1842), 4th Baronet
  • Robert Kerr Hannay FRSE (1867-1940), Scottish historian, Historiographer Royal of Scotland
  • Barbara Hannay, Australian author of romance novels
  • Sir Samuel Hannay (b. 1790), 3rd Baronet, English MP for Camelford
  • David Hugh Alexander Hannay GCMG, CH (b. 1935), Baron Hannay of Chiswick, British diplomat
  • Alastair Hannay (b. 1932), English Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hannay Historic Events


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Hannay Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. James D Hannay (b. 1916), Scottish Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Dundee, Angus, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alfred Hannay (b. 1918), English Ordinary Seaman from Five Lane Ends, Bradford, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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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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Hannay Clan Badge


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Hannay Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Hannay
Ahannay, Hahanith, Hanna, Hannah, Hannay, Hannethe and more.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    The Hannay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hannay 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.

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