Hanns History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Hanns, 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 Hanns emerged throughout the German territories.

Early Origins of the Hanns family

The surname Hanns 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 Hanns family

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

Hanns Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Hanns 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 Hanns family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the name Hanns 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...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hanns Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hanns migration to the United States +

Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Hanns:

Hanns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ludwig Hanns, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [1]

Australia Hanns migration to Australia +

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

Hanns Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Albert Hanns, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [2]
  • Ellen Hanns, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [2]
  • Grace Hanns, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [2]
  • Harriet Hanns, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [2]
  • Hestio Hanns, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanns (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Hanns Klemm, German founder of Klemm Leichtflugzeugbau GmbH ("Klemm Light Aircraft Company"), a German aircraft manufacturer in 1926
  • Hanns Joachim "Hajo" Friedrichs (1927-1995), German journalist
  • Hanns Horst Heise (1913-1992), German Oberstleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Hanns Egon Wörlen (1915-2014), German architect and art patron
  • Hanns Dieter (1925-2005), German author, cabaret artist, actor and songwriter
  • Hanns Hopp (1890-1971), German architect
  • Hanns Hopps (1890-1971), German architect
  • Hanns Seidel (1901-1961), German politician and Bavarian prime minister from 1957 to 1960
  • Hanns Jelinek (1901-1969), Austrian composer
  • Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), German composer


  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) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm


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