Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Hanon family in Ireland
was O hAnnain, which means descendant of hAnnain.
Early Origins of the Hanon family
The surname Hanon 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 Hanon family
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Hanon Spelling Variations
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
of the name Hanon dating from that time include Hannon, O'Hannon, Hannen, O'Hannen, Haneen and many more.
Early Notables of the Hanon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hanon family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Hanon: Bridget, James, and John Hannen who landed in Canada in 1847; Bridget Hannon landed in Boston Massachusetts in 1849; Charles, James, John, Michael, Thomas and William Hannon, who all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1765 and 1856. In Newfoundland, Edmond Hannon from Tintern Parish, County Wexford
, was married at St. John's in 1802.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hanon (post 1700)
- Pierre Hanon (1936-2017), Belgian footballer with the Belgium National Team
- Charles-Louis Hanon, French piano pedagogue and composer