Hannen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hannen family

The surname Hannen 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.

Early History of the Hannen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hannen research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1266 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Hannen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hannen Spelling Variations

Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Hannen family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Hannon, O'Hannon, Hannen, O'Hannen, Haneen and many more.

Early Notables of the Hannen family (pre 1700)

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United States Hannen migration to the United States +

A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hannen or a variant listed above:

Hannen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Owen Hannen, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]

Canada Hannen migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hannen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Dennis Hannen, one of 72 impressed men who sailed from Ireland to Newfoundland in 1811 [2]
  • John Hannen was settled in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland in 1829
  • Bridget, James, and John Hannen who, who landed in Canada in 1847

Contemporary Notables of the name Hannen (post 1700) +

  • Hannen Swaffer (1879-1962), British journalist and drama critic

  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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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