Hanna Family History

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Hanna Name Meaning

Irish (especially northeastern Ulster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnaigh ‘descendant of Annach’, a byname of uncertain meaning. English: from the medieval female personal name Hannah or Anna, ultimately from Hebrew Chana ‘He (God) has favored me’ (i.e. with a child). The name is borne in the Bible by the mother of Samuel (1 Samuel 1: 1–28), and there is a tradition (unsupported by Biblical evidence) that it was the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary; this St. Anne was a popular figure in medieval art and legend. Scottish: variant of Hannay. German: from a pet form of the personal name Hans.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Hanna Family Origin

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Hanna Family Occupations

What did your Hanna ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hanna family was Servant. The most common Hanna occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Hanna's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Institutrice were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanna.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Institutrice

  • Servant


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Hanna Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Hanna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanna census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanna. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Hanna. For the veterans among your Hanna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanna Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanna ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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