Hanway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hanway family

The surname Hanway was first found in Louth and Armagh where they held a family seat from ancient times.The name Hanway is derived from the Gaelic " hAnrachtaigh."

Early History of the Hanway family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hanway research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1019, 1161, 1107 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Hanway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hanway Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hanraghty, Hanratty, Hanfy, Hanify, Hanvey, Hanfey, Kenraghty, Kenratty, O'Hanraghty, O'Hanratty, O'Hanfey and many more.

Early Notables of the Hanway family (pre 1700)

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Canada Hanway migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hanway Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Hanway, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Hanway (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Hanway, American politician, Postmaster at Halls Cross Roads, Maryland, 1844-47 [1]
  • T. Littleton Hanway, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Aberdeen, Maryland, 1885-90 [1]
  • James H. Hanway, American Republican politician, Mayor of Fairmont, West Virginia, 1951-55 [1]
  • Earl Hanway, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1952 [1]
  • James Hanway Plumridge (1787-1863), British naval officer and politician, vice-admiral, Member of Parliament for Falmouth (1841-1847)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Laurie N.  Hanway (1891-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the explosion but later died due to injuries [2]

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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