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 Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hanna family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanna. The most common Hanna occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Hanna's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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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