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This name is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name "O'Lanluain", the prefix "O", sometimes dropped in the modern forms of the name, meaning "grandson", "male descendant of", with the personal name "Anman", derived from the intensive prefix "an-" with "man", light, radiance, or warrior. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, or from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "O", as above, or "Mac", denoting "son of". In Ireland the surname is always associated with County Armagh, the sept being located in the baronies of Oneilland and Orior. For Centuries their chiefs were known as lords of Orior...

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John Hanlon born 1836, Co. Kerry Ireland. Died July 7 1874, Horton, Tasmania, Australia. Tried 20 March 1849 in Kerry, convicted and transported to Australia on the "Rodney 3". Native place from convict records is difficult to read but I can send a copy for "translation"!


need family connection to : Kirwan John O'Hanlon circa 1820, d. 29 November 1893 married to Catherine Ellen O'Keefe Dixon was born on 14 August 1832


Terrence (Terrance) O'Hanlon born in Ireland 1800's? died in Macon GA early 1900"s fought in the Civil war Felix O'Hanlon Ireland immigrated to US (Philadelphia) brother to Terrence? Mamie O'Hanlon born in Ireland married into the Greene family immigrated to the US Mother to John, Imelda, Cleo,


Nehemiah 13:13  And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was {O} 'Hanan' {meaning favour} the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office was to distribute unto their brethren. 

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I am looking for more information about Alexander Hanlin, who was born in Ireland in 1641, married Nancy Stewart in 1761, had 7 children and died in 1791. Nancy Stewart then took their children with her on a boat to America.


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