Show ContentsHanne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Hanne, were formed in the lands which became the modern state of Germany, a place renowned for its beauty, industry, and economic power. However, in the medieval era, Germany was fragmented and inhabited by numerous Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. At this time, the surname Hanne emerged throughout the German territories.

Early Origins of the Hanne family

The surname Hanne was first found in Germany, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Hann became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Hans den alten Hanne and his son Hans den junge Hanne were recorded in the "Zeirschrift fur deutsche Geschicte des Oberrheins" in the year 1386. In 1498, Bernhardus Hani appears in the Wurttembergische Regesten" as a citizen of Grosseislingen.

Early History of the Hanne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanne research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1792, 1805, 1839, 1843, 1863, 1880 and 1921 are included under the topic Early Hanne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hanne Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Hanne include Hann, Hanne, Hänn, Hahn, Hahne, Hahnn, Hahnne, Haann, Haanne, Haan, Haane, Hahner, Hahnen, Hahns, Hahnlen, Hähnel, Hannel, Hanl, Hanner, Hanns, Haun, Haunn, Hawn, Honn, Honnel, Honner, Hohn, Hohne, Haen and many more.

Early Notables of the Hanne family

Notables of the time with the name Hanne included Julius Hann (1839-1921) Austrian meteorologist and climatologist whose international reputation was built on his studies of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cyclones, climatology and the "atmospheric pulse"; August Hahn (1792-1863) German divine who served...
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United States Hanne migration to the United States +

In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Hanne were found:

Hanne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Philip Hanne, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 1
  • Friedrich Hanne, who landed in America in 1780 1
Hanne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Hanne, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894 1

Australia Hanne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hanne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Arandele Hanne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 2
  • Susanna Hanne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 2
  • James Hanne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 2
  • Elizabeth Hanne, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanne (post 1700) +

  • Hanne Desmet (b. 1996), Belgian short track speed skater
  • Hanne Blank (b. 1969), American historian, writer, editor and public speaker
  • Hanne Bondorff, "Overassistent" at the Technical University of Denmark
  • Hanne Cox, American Republican politician, Chair of Benton County Republican Party, 2011 3

  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. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook