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Hannum is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Hannum family lived in Hanham, Gloucestershire. Ancient records reveal the name Hannum is derived from the Old English roots han, which means rock, and ham, which means village or settlement.

Hannum Early Origins



The surname Hannum was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat some say at the time of the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. Conjecturally, they are descended from Hunbald who held the lands of Hanham, now a suburb of Bristol, from Arnulf de Hesdin at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 A.D. However, it was not until the 12th century when the first person of the name was officially recorded, that being of Peter de Hanham, Lord of the Manor of Hanham.

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Hannum Spelling Variations


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Hannum Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Hanham, Hannam, Haname, Hannan, Hannem, Hanhams, Hannams, Hanam, Hanams, Hannum and many more.

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Hannum Early History


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Hannum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hannum research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1559, 1547, 1554 and are included under the topic Early Hannum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hannum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hannum Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hannum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hannum In Ireland


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Hannum In Ireland



Some of the Hannum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hannum or a variant listed above:

Hannum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hannum, who arrived in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1653

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannum (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hannum (post 1700)



  • Col. John Hannum III (1744-1799), American politician, businessman and colonial militiaman in Chester County, Pennsylvania, his home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980
  • Brigadier-General Warren Thomas Hannum (1880-1956), American Division Engineer, Salt Lake City Division (1943-1944)
  • Nathan B. Hannum (1851-1920), American politician, North Dakota State Auditor (1897 to 1898)
  • John Berne Hannum (1915-2007), United States federal judge
  • Alexander Murray "Alex" Hannum (1923-2002), American professional NBA basketball player and Hall-of-Fame coach

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Hannum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hannum Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 August 2016 at 12:55.

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