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Hanna Family History

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

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215,853 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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29,191 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Hanna Families

  • Number of Hanna families
     251 - 500
     84 - 250
     1 - 83
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hanna families
     80 - 158
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hanna families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hanna Family Origin

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Hanna Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hanna

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Hanna Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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