Hanrahan

Irish surname
Hanrahan, O'Hanrahan
Family name
Meaning derived from ánradh,
meaning "soldier"
Region of origin Ireland
Language(s) of origin Old Irish
Related names Hanrahan
Handrahan, Hanraghan
Hanradhan

O'Hanrahan is an Irish surname shared by many Irish people and descendants of Irish emigrants. The name is most common in the area of the Shannon Estuary (counties Kerry, Limerick and Clare) in Ireland. Through emigration the name has become fairly common in the USA, the UK and other countries to which the Irish emigrated. Many famous people share this name as well. The name was originally spelled "Ó hAnnracháin" and initially used in the Irish province of Leinster, where local nobles and kings with the name ruled. Variations include Hanradhan and Hanraghan. Many families within Ireland and those of emigrants from Ireland, of the Ó hAnnracháin family, Anglicised their names to "O'Hanrahan" or "Hanrahan". Eochaidh, King of Leinster, an early monarch who fled to Scotland in exile in 540, was the first ruler to bear the surname. The name originates from Anradhán, diminutive of the Old Irish word "ánradh", which translates as "warrior". The family motto is "An Uachtar" which means "The Champion".

Contents

Famous people with the nameEdit

HanrahanEdit

PeopleEdit

In fictionEdit

hAnnracháinEdit

Hanrahan in other mediaEdit

PoetryEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit