Hannibal is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the female personal name Anabel,
which was originally derived from the Latin word amablis,
which means lovable.
Early Origins of the Hannibal family
The surname Hannibal was first found in Norfolk
, where the Hannibal family held a family seat
from ancient times. The name was first documented in census rolls taken by the early rules of Britain in order to determine the rate of taxation.
Early History of the Hannibal family
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Hannibal Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hannibal has undergone many spelling variations
, including Annabell, Anabell, Anebelle, Annabal, Annable, Anable, Amable, Amabilis, Annible, Hunnable, Hannibal, Honeyball, Honeybell and many more.
Early Notables of the Hannibal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hannibal family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hannibal Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Julian Hannibal, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Forfarshire 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Forfarshire.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Hannibal (post 1700)
- Robin Hannibal (b. 1981), Danish record producer, songwriter, remixer and musician
- Heinrich Hannibal (1889-1971), German Waffen SS Brigadeführer and Generalmajor of Polizei during World War II awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross