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Hannan Family History

Hannan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnáin ‘descendant of Annán’, a contracted form of Annach, a byname of uncertain meaning. Muslim: from the Arabic personal name Hannan ‘compassionate’, ‘merciful’.

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


Similar surnames: Hanna, Hannon, Mannan, Hanahan, Honan, Cannan, Shannon, Cannon

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Where is the Hannan family from?

You can see how Hannan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hannan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hannan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 94 Hannan families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Hannan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hannan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hannan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hannan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hannan. 45% of Hannan men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Hannan women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hannan were Machinist and Clerk.

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Dressmaker
    25%
  • Student
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Hannan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hannan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Hannan. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Hannan. For the veterans among your Hannan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hannan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hannan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hannan in 1940 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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