The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Hannie originally appeared in Gaelic as O hEighnigh.
Early Origins of the Hannie family
The surname Hannie was first found in County Londonderry
(Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Hannie family
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Hannie Spelling Variations
Names written in official documents were generally spelt as they sounded, leading to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion in records of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations
of the surname Hannie that are preserved in documents of the family history are Heaney, Heany, Hegney, Hegeany, Heagney, Heeney and others.
Early Notables of the Hannie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hannie family to the New World and Oceana
began to immigrate to British North America and the United States in the 18th century, but the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. The earlier settlers came to North America after a great deal of consideration and by paying relatively high fees for their passage. These settlers were primarily drawn by the promise of land. Those later settlers that came during the 1840's were trying to escape the conditions of poverty, starvation, disease, and death that had stricken Ireland
. Due to the enormity of their numbers and the late date of their arrival, these immigrants primarily became hired laborers instead of homesteading settlers like their predecessors. An exhaustive search of immigration and passenger lists has revealed many Irish immigrants North America bearing the name Hannie:
Hannie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Fred Hannie, who arrived in Iowa in 1888 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Hannie (post 1700)
- Hannie Rayson (b. 1957), Australian playwright