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Hanna Name Meaning

Irish (Down and Antrim) and Scottish: from Gaelic Ó hAnnaigh ‘descendant of Annach’ a personal name of uncertain origin or from Gaelic Ó hÉanna ‘descendant of Éanna’ also unexplained but well attested. See also Hannan . It has been suggested that the name may also derive from Sheanaigh a genitive case form of the Gaelic personal name Seanach but this is untenable. This was one of very few ‘Ó’ surnames to be used in Scotland a phenomenon which was confined to the Galloway and Carrick region. English: habitational name from Hannah (Lincolnshire) possibly derived from the Old English personal name Hana or Old English hana ‘cock’ + ēg ‘island’. English: sometimes in East Anglia a variant of Henney . German: from a pet form of the personal name Hans . Assyrian/Chaldean: from a short form of the personal name Yūḥannān Syriac equivalent of John . Compare Hana 2 and Hannah Jewish: from the Hebrew female Biblical personal name Ḥanna ‘grace mercy’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hannan, Hann, Anna, Nanna, Manna, Hanno, Hanka, Danna, Hanni, Sanna

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You can see how Hanna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanna families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 569 Hanna families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Hanna's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hanna families in 1911.
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What did your Hanna ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hanna. 36% of Hanna men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Hanna women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanna were Carpenter and Nurse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Nurse
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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hanna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hanna in 1940 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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