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Irish Surname - Hanifan

Origin of the Irish surname Hanifan

The Irish surname Hanifan, also spelled as Hanafin or Hannifin, is derived from the Gaelic name "O hAnnracháin," which is formed from the personal name "Annrachán." The name is believed to have originated in County Kerry, in the southwestern part of Ireland. The Hanifans primarily settled in the areas around County Kerry and County Cork. In the past, they were known as a prominent clan in the region, with strong ties to their local communities. The surname can also be found in other countries, such as the United States, England, and Australia, due to Irish emigration.

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Variations of the Irish Surname Hanifan

Coat of Arms and Motto of the Irish Surname Hanifan

There is no specific coat of arms or motto associated with the Irish surname Hanifan. This might be due to the fact that the surname is relatively rare and not associated with a particular noble or heraldic lineage.

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There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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