Hanville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hanville family

The surname Hanville was first found in Kent where "in the parish of Waltham is the hamlet and green of Hanville, so called after the family of Handville or Handfield, whose habitation was close to it. Several of them lie buried in this church; they afterwards removed to Ullcombe, Ashford, and Canterbury; at the former place, a descendant of them still remains" (in 1800). [1]

"Samson de Andeville was sent by Duke William to defend Jersey (De Gerville). William de Andeville (12th cent.) witnessed a charter of Ranulph Meschin in Cheshire (Mon. i. 592). In 1165 Thomas de Andeville held six fees of the barony of Eudo Dapifer [2].

Jordan de Andeville was of Essex, 1203; Richard de Andeville (13th cent.) had estates in seven counties (Testa de Neville). Alexander de Andeville had a writ of military summons 1263. The family of Andeville or Handville was seated in Kent 17th cent." [3]

Early History of the Hanville family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanville research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hanville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hanville Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hanville has been spelled many different ways, including Handville, Hanville, Anville, Andville, Anvil, Anvill, Handvile, Handfill and many more.

Early Notables of the Hanville family (pre 1700)

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United States Hanville migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hanvilles to arrive in North America:

Hanville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jane Hanville, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Caribbie" from West Indies [4]
  • Gaston Hanville, aged 33, who arrived in New York City in 1894 aboard the ship "La Normandie" from Havre, France [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanville (post 1700) +

  • Major Greg Hanville, American UAV Coordinator at Headquarters USMC


  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 1 of 3
  2. ^ Liber Niger Scutarii ("Black Book of the Exchequer"), containing reports by county on feudal holdings in England in 1166 (reign of Henry II)
  3. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R4-Q61 : 6 December 2014), Jane Hanville, 10 Jun 1892; citing departure port West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Caribbie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX9X-KJW : 6 December 2014), Gaston Hanville, 02 Jul 1894; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York City, ship name La Normandie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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