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Hannah Family History

Hannah Name Meaning

Irish (Antrim) English and Scottish: variant of Hanna . Americanized form of Assyrian/Chaldean Hanna 5.

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


Similar surnames: Hannahs, Hanna, Bannan, Hanway, Hanny, Hannum, Annas, Lannan, Hannay

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Where is the Hannah family from?

You can see how Hannah families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hannah family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hannah families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 728 Hannah families living in Lancashire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Hannah's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hannah families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hannah surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hannah ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hannah. 16% of Hannah men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Hannah women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hannah were Cowman and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    16%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Cowman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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What Hannah family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Hannah. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hannah 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Hannah. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Hannah. For the veterans among your Hannah ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hannah lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hannah life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hannah in 1942 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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