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Hanner Name Meaning

English (mainly Norfolk): unexplained. German: from a pet form of Hann, short form of Johann (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Hannen, Tanner, Manner, Hannes, Hafner, Banner, Channer, Hamner

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Where is the Hanner family from?

You can see how Hanner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 19 Hanner families living in North Carolina. This was about 30% of all the recorded Hanner's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Hanner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanner. 21% of Hanner men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Hanner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanner were Salesman and Housework.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Hanner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Hanner. For the veterans among your Hanner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanner lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hanner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hanner in 1945 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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