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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Hinnant family in Ireland was O hAnnain, which means descendant of hAnnain.

Hinnant Early Origins



The surname Hinnant 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.

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Hinnant Spelling Variations


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Hinnant Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Hinnant dating from that time include Hannon, O'Hannon, Hannen, O'Hannen, Haneen and many more.

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Hinnant Early History


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Hinnant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinnant research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1266 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Hinnant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hinnant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hinnant Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hinnant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Hinnant or a variant listed above, including: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinnant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinnant (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" Hinnant (1935-1978), American actor
  • Skip Hinnant (b. 1940), American actor and comedian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Hinnant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinnant 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 21 February 2015 at 18:20.

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