Hannan is a popular Irish surname coming from the Gaelic Ó hAnnáin or Ó hAnáin, most prevalently found in County Cork in the south-eastern portion of the Emerald Isle. [http://www.ireland.com/ancestor/surname/index.cfm?Surname=hannan&fuseaction=Go.] Hannen is also a popular first name in Arabic cultures. Hannan also means love in Arabic.fact|date=March 2008

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hannon, O'Hannon, Hannen, O'Hannen, Haneen and many more.

First found in county Roscommon where they were seated from very ancient times and were descended from the Kings of Ireland.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bridget, James, and John Hannen who landed in Canada in 1847; Bridget Hannon landed in Boston Mass. in 1849; Charles, James, John, Michael, Thomas and William Hannon, who all settled in Philadelphia Pa. between 1765 and 1856. In Newfoundland, Edmond Hannon from Tintern Parish, county Wexford, was married at St. John's in 1802. Moses Hanen, his wife Elizabeth, and their 5 children settled in Washington County, PA between 1785 & 1789.

People with the surname Hannon, include:

* Fiona Hannan, retired Australian basketball and handball player
* Jim Hannan, former American baseball player
* Jim Hannan, Welsh international rugby player
* Kyle Hannan, UK-based radio broadcast professional.
* Monica Hannan, anchorwoman in North Dakota.
* Scott Hannan, professional hockey player in the NHL.

Other origin

Hannan University, a university in Japan, and the city of Hannan, Osaka, Japan are unrelated to the Western name. In Japanese, Hannan (阪南) means south (南) of Osaka (大阪).

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