Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna has been the face of the Columbus Zoo for 42 years, bringing his unflagging energy to the promotion and preservation of his beloved animal world. 

John “Jack” Bushnell Hanna was born January 2nd, 1947, in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.  His great love for animals was fostered growing up on his parent’s farm. His father would joke that he was reluctant to go on vacation, lest he find new, exotic species in his pastures upon return.  At the age of eleven, Jack began volunteering with his family’s veterinarian, Dr Roberts, cleaning cages and observing animal care. 

After graduating with a BA in business and political science from Muskingum College in Concord, Ohio in 1968, Jack and his new bride, Suzi opened a pet store and petting zoo back in his native Knoxville.  A tragic mauling accident in 1972 resulted in the closure of his businesses. Landing on his feet, Jack was recruited by the Knoxville Zoo, learning management from the ground up.

Relocating to Florida, Jack was offered a directorship of the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford, in 1973, where he spent two years turning their fortunes around. In 1975, he left his position, citing family concerns. He returned, once again, to Knoxville, to take the helm as Vice President of Stan Brock Wilderness Adventures.   It was during this time, that his daughter, Julie, two, was diagnosed with leukaemia.

 In 1978, Jack, along with 40-50 other contenders, was approached by the Columbus Zoo to join their operation.  At 31, his relative youth was seen by some as a possible drawback, but he won the board over.  Medical treatment for Julie was a fortunate bonus, and after 4 years, she was in remission. 

From 1978 to 1992, Jack was the Director of the Columbus Zoo. During those formative years he transformed it from a simple, tired zoo to the acclaimed zoological park it is today.  He canvassed businesses for funds to replace caged displays with natural habitats, and instituted educational programs to raise awareness of the natural world. Every invitation to speak at schools and public events helped raise the profile of the ever expanding zoo.

In 1983, Jack Hanna, the media star was born.  After the birth of twin baby gorillas, an invitation by Good Morning America introduced him to the nation. This was followed by appearances on Late Night With David Letterman and Larry King Live, as well as countless news/variety shows.

Jack, the tireless showman was responsible for such events as showcasing circus performer, Enrico Wallenda (of the Great Wallendas) transversing a tightrope over a huddle of Bengal Tigers, and turning out a pocket full of cockroaches in a New York hotel lobby.  Being bitten by his animal ambassadors was a running joke.  One appearance with David Letterman resulted in an errant crow flying into the audience, disappearing from view. 

In 1992, now director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, he expanded his reach into television and print media.  From “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown” and “Hanna’s Ark” on television to “Jungle Jack – My Wild Life”, and “Monkeys On the Interstate” in print, Jack has left an indelible mark on the animal conservation world. He is also on the board of PIC (Partners In Conservation) whose pet project is protection of Diane Fossey’s beloved mountain gorillas in Rwanda. 

On June 11th, 2020, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium formally announced that after 42 years of enthusiastic and tireless service, Jack Hanna is retiring, as of December 31st, 2020.

SOURCES

  • Barbara A. Schreiber, “Jack Hanna, American Zoologist and Television Personality”, Britannica.com (retrieved 7 November, 2020).
  • “Jack Hanna”, 10Tv.com, 19, May, 2016.
  • Jackhanna.com (retrieved 8 November, 2020).
  • “Jack Hanna”, TFP – TheFamousPeople, (retrieved 8 November, 2020).
  • Foster, Emily, “The Life and Fast Times of Jack Hanna”, Columbus Monthly magazine, November 1985 issue.
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Press Release, 11 June, 2020.

Across Opposite Oceans – Chapter 1

This is an excerpt from a work in progress.  Ren Hanámi Hanna is a member of the Clan Council.  She is an actress and author living in Los Angeles.


PREFACE

When I was a little girl growing up in suburban Huntington Beach, California, I didn’t think much about my family history or what it meant to be descended from two different races. I was taught that I was just American. It wasn’t until after 25 years of being asked, “What are you?” that I started to question, “What is my family history? How was it possible for such different people as my parents, from such different ancestries to come together?”

Looking through documents and photographs left by my parents and research on ancestry.com, I am beginning to uncover the stories of my family heroes. Many missing fibers of my historical tapestry leave it an unfinished weave, and my quest to put together the past continues. This is one small story of the journey to America and finding love told from my parents’ memories, conversations with relatives, letters, research, and my imagination.

CHAPTER ONE

SS. Mongolia

October 30, 1912, at the Port of Kobe, Japan, an eighteen-year-old woman from Hiroshima boards a ship called the S.S. Mongolia. She is bound for Honolulu in the U.S. Territory of Hawai’i. The moon is waning on this autumn evening, still full enough to cast a silhouette of the four-foot eleven inch frame of Sekiyo Itaya holding tight to the railing. As the waves crash against the six-hundred foot steam powered ship, Sekiyo felt too nauseous to stay below among the thousand other passengers in steerage accommodations, so she ventured above for air.

“Are you okay, Miss?” asks a tall, American steward.

Sekiyo bows, not understanding his words. Her hands quiver as she removes her passport tucked inside her kimono and hands it to him. She is eighteen years old, traveling alone for almost a month to a place she has never been to marry a man she’s never met.

The steward squints. “Well, I can’t read these symbols.” He is looking at the side written in Japanese.

Sekiyo gestures for him to turn it over. He reads the handwritten English side of the passport.

“Ah, Japanese. Sekiyo Nakano, wife of Yujiro Nakano. You’re going to Hawai’i to meet your husband?”

Sekiyo understands, “Husband, yes.” She bows again.

The steward hands her passport back.

“You do look a little peaked. Probably seasick. You can stay for a little bit, but then you best skedaddle below.” He points in the direction back to steerage.

Sekiyo bows several times, grateful not be in trouble and hoping not to vomit from sea sickness, as the young man leaves her.

1912 was the last year of the Meiji Period since the death of Emperor Meiji on July 30, and the Taisho Period began upon the accession of Meiji The Good’s son, Emperor Taisho.

Sekiyo and her family witnessed the transformation of Japan from a feudal, isolationist nation into an industrialized world power, and now the steam ship makes it possible to travel all the way across the Pacific Ocean to the new world. Although Hawai’i was not yet a state, it was a territory of the United States, the “Land of Opportunity.”

 

The Itayas were a poor farming family and it was customary for Japanese families to arrange the marriages of their children in hopes of improving their lives. Even though it must have been frightening for young Sekiyo, this was her chance for a better life for herself and future children.


To be continued in chapter 2 (publishing date pending).

Rob and Mary Hanna

Rob and Mary Hanna are luminaries of the equestrian world.

Rob Hanna was for many years the manager (chef d’équipe) of the Australian national equestrian team. Rob is himself a former competitive rider, but his wife Mary is a world-class athlete.

Mary Sutherland Hanna competed in five Olympic Games, most recently in 2016. Born in Melbourne in 1954, Mary started riding horses when she was two years old, and she’s still riding competitively! Currently ranked 86th in the world (as of 2020) in dressage, she likely has the longest ongoing career of any Australian equestrian (as well as being Australia’s oldest competing Olympian). In 2018, she was inducted into the Equestrian Victoria Hall of Fame.

Mary’s Olympic Games and ranking

  • 2016: 9th (team), 39th (individual)
  • 2012: 9th (team), 43rd (individual)
  • 2004: 39th (individual)
  • 2000: 6th (team), 34th (individual)
  • 1996: 24th (individual)

Up until 2020, Rob and Mary ran a breeding and training center in Victoria, Australia. They recently sold the 60 acre property to be closer to family.

Photo_by_Alan_Barber

Rob and Mary Hanna (photo: Alan Barber)

Sources

  • Fédération Equestre Internationale website, Mary Hanna member page (retrieved 27 Oct, 2020)
  • Australian Olympic Team website, Mary Hanna page (retrieved 27 Oct, 2020)
  • Rudall, Jenny, “Australian teams selected for Olympics”, article from Horse and Country News, 20 June, 2012
  • Statene Park Dressage Centre “About Us” page (retrieved 27 Oct, 2020)
  • Mayne, Nicole, “Melbourne buyers beat overseas interest to purchase Olympian Mary Hanna’s Bellarine property”, Geelong Advertiser, 4 Mar, 2020

Robert Silver Hannay, D-Day Veteran, US Navy

Many young men volunteered for service in the Second World War. One such was Robert Hannay from Salem, Ohio, USA. He was born on July 14, 1926, the son of Frank and Helen Louise (Silver) Hannay. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 as a Seaman 1st Class at the young age of 17 to serve his country as America responded to the twin threats of the Nazis and Imperial Japan during World War 2. He went through basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Chicago and then on to a Brooklyn Navy base where he was assigned to a landing craft as a gunner on a Higgins Tank Carrier landing craft that was outfitted near New York. He was transferred to England via Nova Scotia with his craft, LST-281. The craft was capable of landing a sizeable number of men, their equipment and tanks to shore without the need for a harbour in an amphibious landing. His first substantive action was on D Day, June 6th 1944, at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, where he acted as a loader to the 200mm gun beside his partner, the shooter. After the beach was secured, tanks were unloaded. Hannay stayed on the craft as a gunner watching history and carnage unfolding in front of his eyes as an 18 year-old. He later remarked that the Hollywood movie, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ was the best movie ever made and very accurate to what happened that day.

After the Normandy landings he was transferred to the Mediterranean and took part in the amphibious landing at Corsica off the coast of France along with the subsequent invasion of southern France. During that assault his boat was beached by a retreating tide and it became a sitting duck to the Nazis. The crew put up a dirigible balloon to deter air attacks but that invited incoming 88mm shells. He recalled one such shell going by so close that he could feel the breeze from it as it whistled past. They were fortunate not to be hit and the captain let the balloon loose so that allied air planes spotted them and took out the German gun.

Hannay and his crew were then transferred to the Pacific theatre of the war and were part of the American Army’s island hopping towards Japan. During the Okinawa landings his craft went in behind a smoke screen but was spotted by a kamikaze aircraft coming straight at them. Their guns were not big enough to take it out, but fortunately a nearby destroyer downed the plane before it hit their landing craft.

Hannay served two years and three months in the US Navy in total before being discharged after the war. He receiving the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with two Bronze Campaign Stars for Normandy and Southern France, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with one Bronze Campaign Star for the Okinawa Invasion, the Philippines Liberation Medal, WWII Victory Medal and subsequently in 2016 he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour that was bestowed by France to all surviving D Day Veterans.

He returned home to Ohio after the war, completed his education, got several jobs in the automotive industry culminating in his working for General Motors in Lordstown as an assembler for 25 years, retiring in 1991. He married Mildred “Millie” Grace Smith on September 4th, 1948 and had two daughters, Shirley and Sharon. He loved to do woodworking during his retirement and golfing at the Salem Hills Golf Course. His wife, Millie preceded him in death on October 31st, 2016 and he died quietly on the 27th January 2019 in Ohio aged 92 years. He leaves behind four grandchildren and three great grandchildren as well as his daughters. He is one of the last of the brave men who fought for freedom and liberty from tyranny in World War 2.

References:

 

 

Analysis of Surname Distribution, Part 7

This report was originally written in 2016 for the Sorbie Tower restoration initiative.


Please see Part 1 for the beginning of this report by Keith Hanna, Clan Genealogist.

Part 7: Hannah surname incidence in the USA

Source: www.forebears.co.uk 2014 Hannah Surname Results by State/County (above 100 people) in the USA.

Appendix 6: Hannah

State

Incidence

Frequency

Rank in State

California

1,858

1: 20,976.00

2,540

Georgia

1,423

1: 7,127.00

1,033

Texas

1,375

1: 19,692.00

2,510

Florida

1,338

1: 14,934.00

1,838

Tennessee

1,312

1: 5,014.00

777

North Carolina

1,146

1: 8,715.00

1,403

Ohio

1,023

1: 11,384.00

1,436

Alabama

1,004

1: 4,851.00

799

Illinois

923

1: 14,017.00

1,653

Michigan

825

1: 12,065.00

1,392

South Carolina

716

1: 6,779.00

1,056

Virginia

688

1: 12,156.00

1,721

Pennsylvania

599

1: 21,442.00

2,844

New York

598

1: 33,166.00

4,094

New Jersey

584

1: 15,373.00

1,787

Mississippi

564

1: 5,332.00

887

Indiana

507

1: 13,069.00

1,861

Missouri

477

1: 12,768.00

1,728

Washington

414

1: 17,132.00

2,172

Arizona

406

1: 16,653.00

2,134

Arkansas

403

1: 7,393.00

1,107

West Virginia

400

1: 4,646.00

825

Kentucky

382

1: 11,605.00

1,823

Oklahoma

324

1: 12,022.00

1,791

Maryland

303

1: 19,811.00

2,532

Colorado

251

1: 21,432.00

2,757

Oregon

251

1: 15,888.00

2,116

Minnesota

242

1: 22,650.00

2,989

Kansas

186

1: 15,682.00

2,357

Nevada

184

1: 15,498.00

1,937

Wisconsin

169

1: 34,219.00

5,025

Massachusetts

149

1: 45,471.00

5,890

Iowa

145

1: 21,523.00

3,414

Idaho

104

1: 15,785.00

2,327

Connecticut

104

1: 34,736.00

4,815

Louisiana

97

1: 48,147.00

5,784

Delaware

84

1: 11,187.00

1,492

New Mexico

79

1: 26,516.00

3,160

Montana

72

1: 14,279.00

2,065

Nebraska

63

1: 29,997.00

5,266

Alaska

61

1: 12,131.00

1,571

Hawaii

60

1: 23,764.00

3,570

Utah

58

1: 50,964.00

6,253

South Dakota

56

1: 15,303.00

2,815

New Hampshire

51

1: 26,131.00

3,668

Vermont

34

1: 18,510.00

2,973

District of Columbia

32

1: 20,681.00

2,585

Maine

32

1: 41,749.00

5,073

Rhode Island

31

1: 34,188.00

5,456

Wyoming

26

1: 22,567.00

3,687

North Dakota

12

1: 61,896.00

10,494

22,225

County

Incidence

Frequency

Rank in County

Cook County

453

1: 11,569.00

1,296

Los Angeles County

387

1: 25,884.00

2,927

Maricopa County

237

1: 16,917.00

2,127

Wayne County

229

1: 7,752.00

902

Shelby County

185

1: 5,078.00

746

San Bernardino County

174

1: 12,002.00

1,468

Philadelphia County

171

1: 9,083.00

1,150

Harris County

170

1: 25,511.00

2,989

Orange County

162

1: 19,224.00

2,298

Tuscaloosa County

156

1: 1,287.00

212

Davidson County

153

1: 4,305.00

634

Jefferson County

152

1: 4,339.00

712

Haywood County

142

0

59

Clark County

140

1: 14,485.00

1,780

Franklin County

136

1: 8,914.00

1,169

Dallas County

133

1: 18,649.00

2,362

Riverside County

128

1: 17,910.00

2,194

Florence County

123

1: 1,125.00

210

Gwinnett County

120

1: 7,161.00

948

Oakland County

118

1: 10,438.00

1,187

Fulton County

117

1: 8,413.00

1,131

Tarrant County

115

1: 16,622.00

2,243

Cumberland County

114

1: 1,380.00

141

Miami-Dade County

105

1: 24,925.00

2,771

Cuyahoga County

104

1: 12,146.00

1,386

Duval County

102

1: 8,685.00

1,155

Analysis of Surname Distribution, Part 6

This report was originally written in 2016 for the Sorbie Tower restoration initiative.


Please see Part 1 for the beginning of this report by Keith Hanna, Clan Genealogist.

Part 6: Hanna surname incidence in the USA

Source: www.forebears.co.uk 2014 Hanna Surname Results by State/County (above 100 people) in the USA.

Appendix 5a: Hanna by USA State

State

Incidence

Frequency

Rank in State

California

5,805

1: 6,714.00

797

Texas

3,749

1: 7,222.00

1,009

Florida

2,969

1: 6,730.00

782

Pennsylvania

2,465

1: 5,210.00

534

New York

2,348

1: 8,447.00

941

Ohio

2,317

1: 5,026.00

566

Michigan

2,201

1: 4,522.00

437

South Carolina

1,824

1: 2,661.00

372

New Jersey

1,443

1: 6,222.00

641

Illinois

1,384

1: 9,348.00

1,043

Arizona

1,136

1: 5,952.00

707

North Carolina

968

1: 10,318.00

1,638

Virginia

919

1: 9,100.00

1,268

Washington

873

1: 8,125.00

968

Massachusetts

863

1: 7,851.00

1,084

Georgia

861

1: 11,779.00

1,679

Indiana

853

1: 7,768.00

1,046

Maryland

774

1: 7,756.00

951

Colorado

760

1: 7,078.00

831

Iowa

735

1: 4,246.00

442

Oregon

716

1: 5,570.00

643

Tennessee

671

1: 9,804.00

1,509

Oklahoma

665

1: 5,857.00

830

Missouri

656

1: 9,284.00

1,222

West Virginia

623

1: 2,983.00

514

Kansas

609

1: 4,790.00

569

Minnesota

525

1: 10,441.00

1,161

Wisconsin

508

1: 11,384.00

1,332

Louisiana

505

1: 9,248.00

1,371

Mississippi

433

1: 6,945.00

1,136

Arkansas

432

1: 6,897.00

1,030

Nevada

387

1: 7,369.00

854

Kentucky

384

1: 11,544.00

1,812

Alabama

382

1: 12,751.00

1,942

Connecticut

375

1: 9,634.00

1,212

Nebraska

352

1: 5,369.00

587

New Mexico

258

1: 8,119.00

1,015

Delaware

223

1: 4,214.00

523

Idaho

213

1: 7,707.00

1,068

Maine

209

1: 6,392.00

1,118

Utah

207

1: 14,280.00

2,238

South Dakota

144

1: 5,951.00

709

New Hampshire

136

1: 9,799.00

1,546

Rhode Island

115

1: 9,216.00

1,501

Montana

112

1: 9,179.00

1,208

Hawaii

101

1: 14,117.00

2,059

North Dakota

95

1: 7,818.00

1,148

Alaska

92

1: 8,043.00

994

District of Columbia

76

1: 8,708.00

1,075

Wyoming

54

1: 10,865.00

1,574

Vermont

49

1: 12,843.00

2,125

45,554

Appendix 5b: Hanna by USA County

County

Incidence

Frequency

Rank in County

Los Angeles County

1,755

1: 5,708.00

687

San Diego County

735

1: 4,369.00

493

Orange County

658

1: 4,733.00

524

Maricopa County

657

1: 6,103.00

713

Oakland County

578

1: 2,131.00

171

Cook County

495

1: 10,587.00

1,184

Harris County

471

1: 9,208.00

1,177

Macomb County

470

1: 1,819.00

91

Florence County

457

0

35

San Bernardino County

413

1: 5,057.00

643

Cuyahoga County

360

1: 3,509.00

341

Miami-Dade County

352

1: 7,435.00

898

Riverside County

334

1: 6,864.00

860

Broward County

332

1: 5,539.00

587

Dallas County

313

1: 7,924.00

1,082

Clark County

309

1: 6,563.00

739

Hudson County

299

1: 2,208.00

208

Palm Beach County

288

1: 4,764.00

466

Allegheny County

276

1: 4,462.00

420

Kings County

266

1: 9,745.00

1,167

Lancaster County

252

1: 2,102.00

254

Middlesex County

235

1: 3,527.00

295

Tarrant County

233

1: 8,204.00

1,126

Pinellas County

216

1: 4,301.00

425

Wayne County

205

1: 8,660.00

1,020

Middlesex County

204

1: 7,612.00

999

King County

204

1: 10,022.00

1,189

Monroe County

199

1: 3,767.00

353

Franklin County

197

1: 6,154.00

781

Bergen County

195

1: 4,745.00

411

Lehigh County

195

1: 1,821.00

137

Santa Clara County

190

1: 9,800.00

1,118

Oklahoma County

190

1: 3,975.00

543

Pima County

189

1: 5,273.00

652

Fairfield County

178

1: 5,280.00

564

Queens County

178

1: 12,900.00

1,455

Nassau County

173

1: 7,816.00

901

Summit County

171

1: 3,169.00

327

Philadelphia County

169

1: 9,190.00

1,162

Worcester County

168

1: 4,816.00

640

Fairfax County

167

1: 6,772.00

768

Orange County

163

1: 7,517.00

904

Bexar County

159

1: 11,432.00

1,348

Lake County

158

1: 4,449.00

460

Travis County

158

1: 7,095.00

953

Davidson County

157

1: 4,195.00

613

Multnomah County

152

1: 5,040.00

565

New Castle County

147

1: 3,739.00

430

Chester County

145

1: 3,514.00

365

Mecklenburg County

144

1: 6,882.00

1,015

Suffolk County

141

1: 10,636.00

1,309

Ventura County

140

1: 5,997.00

745

Hillsborough County

139

1: 9,292.00

1,162

Fulton County

139

1: 7,081.00

946

Collin County

139

1: 6,149.00

793

Johnson County

138

1: 4,108.00

452

Montgomery County

136

1: 5,973.00

729

Hennepin County

135

1: 8,880.00

927

Alameda County

134

1: 11,783.00

1,442

Denton County

133

1: 5,480.00

712

Greenbrier County

133

0

23

Richmond County

131

1: 3,608.00

331

Duval County

129

1: 6,867.00

891

Sacramento County

125

1: 11,697.00

1,466

New York County

124

1: 13,114.00

1,570

Richland County

124

1: 3,220.00

494

Douglas County

123

1: 4,368.00

487

Contra Costa County

122

1: 8,969.00

1,094

Marion County

121

1: 7,672.00

1,065

Sedgwick County

118

1: 4,283.00

579

Williamsburg County

117

0

50

Norfolk County

116

1: 5,929.00

786

Delaware County

116

1: 4,845.00

560

Baltimore County

115

1: 7,157.00

879

Camden County

110

1: 4,662.00

528

Bernalillo County

109

1: 6,186.00

733

San Mateo County

106

1: 7,051.00

853

Arapahoe County

103

1: 5,894.00

687

Erie County

103

1: 8,931.00

1,146

Snohomish County

101

1: 7,385.00

875

Continued in Part 7: Incidence of Hannah surname in USA by state and county (to be published on 27 October, 2020).

Analysis of Surname Distribution, Part 5

This report was originally written in 2016 for the Sorbie Tower restoration initiative.


Please see Part 1 for the beginning of this report by Keith Hanna, Clan Genealogist.

Part 5: Hannay and Hanney surname incidence

Source: www.forebears.co.uk 2014 Hannay and Hanney Surname Results by Country

Appendix 3: Hannay

Country

Incidence

Frequency

Rank in Nation

England

629

1: 85,851

10,166

United States

628

1: 509,984

43,653

South Africa

438

1: 123,292

14,184

Australia

305

1: 77,266

9,229

Canada

286

1: 123,872

13,278

Scotland

276

1: 19,203

2,488

New Zealand

128

1: 35,521

5,908

Uruguay

110

1: 29,876

4,506

Belgium

74

1: 151,379

22,440

Wales

45

1: 68,889

7,279

Isle of Man

27

1: 3,185

514

Netherlands

22

1: 766,536

62,494

Ireland

22

1: 208,777

11,387

Spain

14

1: 3,321,986

86,938

Zimbabwe

8

1: 1,632,655

82,942

India

5

1: 249,604,000

918,840

Zambia

2

1: 7,511,658

5,217

Czech Republic

2

1: 5,258,700

147,165

Saudi Arabia

2

1: 14,997,136

33,202

Northern Ireland

2

1: 900,000

5,630

Thailand

1

1: 64,456,700

30,360

Brazil

1

1: 203,006,000

169,904

Iraq

1

1: 36,004,552

8,859

Germany

1

1: 80,716,000

172,258

Hong Kong

1

1: 7,219,700

16,640

Norway

1

1: 5,124,383

47,891

Kuwait

1

1: 3,065,850

17,575

Jersey

1

1: 99,000

3,071

Pakistan

1

1: 188,020,000

17,768

3,034


Appendix 4: Hanney

Country

Incidence

Frequency

Rank in Nation

United States

1,017

1: 314,917

29,346

England

823

1: 65,614

8,147

Australia

277

1: 85,077

10,086

Ireland

197

1: 23,315

2,304

Wales

181

1: 17,127

2,197

Canada

85

1: 416,794

37,909

Scotland

79

1: 67,089

6,532

New Zealand

19

1: 239,303

22,809

Grenada

9

1: 11,481

874

Brazil

2

1: 101,503,000

139,444

Malaysia

2

1: 15,116,500

26,123

Spain

2

1: 23,253,900

131,225

Trinidad and Tobago

2

1: 664,010

17,037

France

2

1: 32,979,500

219,873

Italy

2

1: 30,381,160

124,220

South Africa

1

1: 54,002,000

107,212

India

1

1: 1,248,020,000

1,704,541

Ukraine

1

1: 42,825,883

492,292

Belgium

1

1: 11,202,066

91,024

Egypt

1

1: 86,983,800

25,721

Germany

1

1: 80,716,000

172,258

Guernsey

1

1: 63,085

1,818

Kenya

1

1: 45,546,000

28,365

Luxembourg

1

1: 549,700

12,745

Philippines

1

1: 100,098,600

66,560

Turkey

1

1: 76,667,864

53,505

Macedonia

1

1: 2,062,294

6,967

2,711

Continued in Part 6: Incidence of Hanna surname in USA by state and county (to be published on 20 October, 2020).

Analysis of Surname Distribution, Part 4

This report was originally written in 2016 for the Sorbie Tower restoration initiative.


Please see Part 1 for the beginning of this report by Keith Hanna, Clan Genealogist.

Part 4: Hannah surname incidence worldwide

Source: www.forebears.co.uk 2014 Hannah Surname Results by Country

Appendix 2: Hannah

Country

Incidence

Frequency

Rank in Nation

United States

21,930

1: 14,604

1,810

England

4,673

1: 11,556

1,700

Canada

3,627

1: 9,768

1,428

Nigeria

3,515

1: 50,787

6,623

Australia

2,267

1: 10,395

1,405

Scotland

2,074

1: 2,555

419

Germany

1,076

1: 75,015

9,081

New Zealand

1,041

1: 4,368

643

Philippines

967

1: 103,515

15,208

South Africa

913

1: 59,148

7,105

Cameroon

892

1: 22,855

3,900

Indonesia

761

1: 331,360

15,653

Malaysia

607

1: 49,807

3,857

Brazil

477

1: 425,589

25,757

Kenya

471

1: 96,701

10,157

Ghana

399

1: 67,777

6,557

France

269

1: 245,201

37,175

Wales

260

1: 11,923

1,521

Poland

239

1: 161,071

24,102

India

204

1: 6,117,745

103,553

Mexico

157

1: 762,504

21,011

Hong Kong

130

1: 55,536

1,845

United Arab Emirates

107

1: 88,280

9,004

Singapore

101

1: 53,457

3,353

Italy

90

1: 675,137

67,110

Kuwait

87

1: 35,240

4,262

Sweden

80

1: 121,177

11,524

Northern Ireland

60

1: 30,000

3,129

Spain

56

1: 830,496

38,900

Ireland

55

1: 83,511

5,846

Switzerland

36

1: 226,692

28,564

Netherlands

35

1: 481,823

49,393

Russia

35

1: 4,173,383

236,996

China

25

1: 54,647,600

1,808

Thailand

21

1: 3,069,367

4,647

Ukraine

12

1: 3,568,824

220,909

Japan

9

1: 14,122,222

6,367

Belarus

9

1: 1,052,133

83,734

Turks and Caicos Islands

6

1: 5,243

475

Guyana

6

1: 130,816

8,040

Vietnam

5

1: 17,941,780

2,028

Pakistan

4

1: 47,005,000

8,689

Egypt

4

1: 21,745,950

11,802

Syria

3

1: 7,329,000

3,861

Uganda

3

1: 11,785,667

6,989

Taiwan

3

1: 7,799,421

2,113

Jamaica

3

1: 905,997

3,340

Austria

3

1: 2,842,410

16,605

Latvia

3

1: 665,500

7,683

Israel

3

1: 2,735,467

26,321

South Korea

2

1: 25,211,978

4,104

The Bahamas

2

1: 175,730

1,472

Isle of Man

2

1: 43,000

1,118

Turkey

2

1: 38,333,932

41,879

Qatar

2

1: 1,087,018

13,552

Norway

2

1: 2,562,192

34,681

Colombia

2

1: 23,863,000

17,547

United States Virgin Islands

2

1: 53,202

1,313

Czech Republic

2

1: 5,258,700

147,165

Guernsey

2

1: 31,542

993

Bangladesh

2

1: 78,402,500

7,574

Argentina

2

1: 21,334,750

95,312

Belgium

2

1: 5,601,033

65,594

Georgia

1

1: 4,490,500

50,549

Belize

1

1: 349,728

1,879

Finland

1

1: 5,460,459

25,746

Maldives

1

1: 317,280

7,198

Brunei

1

1: 393,162

2,211

Cambodia

1

1: 15,184,116

4,249

Dominica

1

1: 71,293

746

Trinidad and Tobago

1

1: 1,328,019

26,040

Croatia

1

1: 4,290,612

19,810

Serbia

1

1: 7,146,759

37,779

Denmark

1

1: 5,639,719

49,101

Peru

1

1: 30,814,175

31,584

Ecuador

1

1: 15,804,800

12,741

Azerbaijan

1

1: 9,477,100

48,575

Greece

1

1: 11,123,034

42,479

Portugal

1

1: 10,477,800

21,562

Lithuania

1

1: 2,939,431

16,283

Paraguay

1

1: 6,783,374

5,924

Luxembourg

1

1: 549,700

12,745

Oman

1

1: 3,988,298

11,510

Macedonia

1

1: 2,062,294

6,967

Mauritius

1

1: 1,259,838

8,268

Namibia

1

1: 2,113,077

5,872

Romania

1

1: 19,942,642

36,814

Saudi Arabia

1

1: 29,994,272

50,307

Djibouti

1

1: 886,000

880

Iceland

1

1: 327,050

9,498

Iraq

1

1: 36,004,552

8,859

Afghanistan

1

1: 26,023,100

7,191

Jersey

1

1: 99,000

3,071

Sri Lanka

1

1: 20,277,597

13,972

Liberia

1

1: 4,397,000

2,196

Algeria

1

1: 38,700,000

28,746

Morocco

1

1: 33,350,300

38,830

47,873


Continued in Part 5: Incidence of HANNAY and HANNEY surnames by country (to be published on 13 October, 2020).

Analysis of Surname Distribution, Part 3

This report was originally written in 2016 for the Sorbie Tower restoration initiative.


Please see Part 1 for the beginning of this report by Keith Hanna, Clan Genealogist.

Part 3: Hanna Surname incidence

Source: www.forebears.co.uk 2014 Hanna Surname Results by Country

NB. data panes in light orange have been separated as likely non-Scottish Hannas.

Appendix 1: Hanna

Country

Incidence

(likely of Scottish origin)

Incidence

(likely not of Scottish origin)

Frequency

Rank in Nation

Egypt

 

115,322

0.565277778

125

United States

45,249

 

1: 7,078

823

Syria

 

25,867

0.631944444

64

Iraq

 

22,788

1: 1,580

177

Lebanon

 

14,116

0.286111111

28

Canada

7,127

 

1: 4,971

671

Australia

5,104

 

1: 4,617

592

England

4,506

 

1: 11,984

1,761

Northern Ireland

4,030

 

0.352083333

43

Brazil

3,911

 

1: 51,906

3,657

Germany

2,791

 

1: 28,920

3,120

Saudi Arabia

 

2,309

1: 12,990

1,539

United Arab Emirates

 

2,163

1: 4,367

428

The Bahamas

2,148

 

0.155555556

27

Poland

2,005

 

1: 19,200

2,872

Jordan

 

1,541

1: 4,295

667

France

1,531

 

1: 43,082

5,544

Sweden

1,030

 

1: 9,412

984

Argentina

1,015

 

1: 42,039

5,133

Kuwait

 

1,010

1: 3,035

306

South Africa

986

 

1: 54,769

6,580

Algeria

 

982

1: 39,409

6,932

Indonesia

 

979

1: 257,574

12,565

Venezuela

903

 

1: 33,451

2,438

Malaysia

 

885

1: 34,162

2,882

New Zealand

866

 

1: 5,250

796

Mexico

811

 

1: 147,612

6,717

Israel

 

730

1: 11,242

1,539

Morocco

 

671

1: 49,702

7,716

Ireland

661

 

1: 6,949

958

Qatar

 

545

1: 3,989

365

Italy

537

 

1: 113,151

19,176

Scotland

518

 

1: 10,232

1,455

Ghana

479

 

1: 56,457

5,685

Ecuador

414

 

1: 38,176

2,941

Philippines

387

 

1: 258,653

30,822

Jamaica

357

 

1: 7,613

906

Greece

344

 

1: 32,334

5,271

Netherlands

341

 

1: 49,454

8,235

Austria

341

 

1: 25,007

3,340

India

287

 

1: 4,348,502

83,039

Hungary

262

 

1: 37,706

4,721

Oman

 

248

1: 16,082

2,051

Turkey

 

245

1: 312,930

22,396

Switzerland

234

 

1: 34,876

5,084

Romania

230

 

1: 86,707

9,402

Spain

220

 

1: 211,399

15,115

Finland

205

 

1: 26,636

3,853

Wales

203

 

1: 15,271

1,965

Chile

189

 

1: 94,037

5,328

Botswana

125

 

1: 16,199

3,083

Bahrain

 

122

1: 10,119

1,279

Russia

120

 

1: 1,217,237

97,847

Belgium

119

 

1: 94,135

15,081

Hong Kong

107

 

1: 67,474

2,219

Panama

98

 

1: 34,753

3,075

Cyprus

94

 

1: 9,211

924

Singapore

89

 

1: 60,665

3,743

Denmark

74

 

1: 76,212

8,034

Ukraine

72

 

1: 594,804

65,656

Norway

59

 

1: 86,854

12,538

Mauritania

 

55

1: 62,928

5,015

Belarus

36

 

1: 263,033

32,867

Senegal

 

36

1: 357,600

2,449

Portugal

28

 

1: 374,207

11,444

Thailand

27

 

1: 2,387,285

3,338

Czech Republic

24

 

1: 438,225

46,280

Serbia

23

 

1: 310,729

16,867

Iceland

22

 

1: 14,866

1,737

Turks and Caicos Islands

15

 

1: 2,097

228

China

13

 

1: 105,091,538

3,343

Nigeria

9

 

1: 19,835,222

15,185

Costa Rica

8

 

1: 583,387

5,565

South Korea

8

 

1: 6,302,994

1,031

Japan

5

 

1: 25,420,000

9,759

Bangladesh

 

5

1: 31,361,000

4,343

Ethiopia

5

 

1: 17,590,598

2,109

Maldives

 

5

1: 63,456

2,987

Pakistan

 

4

1: 47,005,000

8,689

Cambodia

4

 

1: 3,796,029

1,667

Sudan

 

4

1: 9,322,352

1,941

Moldova

4

 

1: 889,400

59,967

Trinidad and Tobago

4

 

1: 332,005

12,103

Guatemala

3

 

1: 5,268,892

4,554

Uzbekistan

 

3

1: 10,164,267

14,400

Georgia

3

 

1: 1,496,833

30,723

Bolivia

3

 

1: 3,342,418

4,085

Uruguay

3

 

1: 1,095,438

11,342

Kenya

3

 

1: 15,182,000

16,136

Zambia

3

 

1: 5,007,772

3,818

Democratic Republic of The Congo

3

 

1: 23,120,000

3,041

Lithuania

3

 

1: 979,810

9,077

Niger

3

 

1: 5,712,902

1,650

Dominican Republic

3

 

1: 3,459,422

4,096

Paraguay

2

 

1: 3,391,687

3,871

Vietnam

2

 

1: 44,854,450

4,164

Antigua and Barbuda

2

 

1: 43,148

698

Taiwan

2

 

1: 11,699,132

3,014

Benin

 

2

1: 4,994,034

4,302

Equatorial Guinea

 

2

1: 811,000

292

Isle of Man

2

 

1: 43,000

1,118

Burkina Faso

 

2

1: 8,661,398

15,591

Bulgaria

2

 

1: 3,622,838

10,211

Libya

 

2

1: 3,126,500

2,835

Kazakhstan

 

2

1: 8,642,500

144,523

Luxembourg

2

 

1: 274,850

6,266

Afghanistan

 

2

1: 13,011,550

4,367

Guernsey

1

 

1: 63,085

1,818

Gibraltar

1

 

1: 30,001

1,254

Tanzania

1

 

1: 44,928,923

123,175

Croatia

1

 

1: 4,290,612

19,810

El Salvador

1

 

1: 6,401,240

3,993

Malta

1

 

1: 416,055

3,307

Fiji

1

 

1: 858,038

3,350

Bhutan

1

 

1: 750,670

717

Falkland Islands

1

 

1: 3,000

113

Estonia

1

 

1: 1,315,819

11,486

Colombia

1

 

1: 47,726,000

24,771

Guyana

1

 

1: 784,894

14,618

Armenia

1

 

1: 3,009,800

24,460

Slovenia

1

 

1: 2,063,635

11,923

Saint Lucia

1

 

1: 180,000

1,421

British Virgin Islands

1

 

1: 29,537

799

Liberia

1

 

1: 4,397,000

2,196

Madagascar

1

 

1: 21,263,403

2,935

Macau

1

 

1: 614,500

1,572

Bermuda

1

 

1: 64,237

2,374

Mauritius

1

 

1: 1,259,838

8,268

Myanmar

1

 

1: 60,380,000

2,057

Montenegro

1

 

1: 620,029

2,333

Jersey

1

 

1: 99,000

3,071

Sri Lanka

1

 

1: 20,277,597

13,972

Cayman Islands

1

 

1: 55,456

2,037

Cape Verde

1

 

1: 491,875

801

United States Virgin Islands

1

 

1: 106,405

2,361

Uganda

1

 

1: 35,357,000

13,447

Cameroon

1

 

1: 20,386,799

15,705

Tunisia

1

 

1: 10,886,500

14,644

Togo

1

 

1: 6,993,000

4,435

Ivory Coast

1

 

1: 23,202,000

9,926

Barbados

1

 

1: 285,000

2,190

Suriname

1

 

1: 534,189

3,243

Mongolia

1

 

1: 2,931,300

2,024

91,494

190,647

 

Continued in Part 4: Incidence of HANNAH surname by country(to be published on 6 October, 2020).

Analysis of Surname Distribution, Part 2

This report was originally written in 2016 for the Sorbie Tower restoration initiative.


Please see Part 1 for the beginning of this report by Keith Hanna, Clan Genealogist.

Part 2: Analysis of Hanna/Hannah/Hannay/Hanney Surname Distribution Worldwide of Clan Hannay Society Members as of early February 2016

In February 2016 I asked [Membership Secretary] Jacquie if she could share with me the Clan Membership data so we could plot the information by geography, by surname and by region in North America. The graphs below summarise our findings. This table below shows that of the 573 Clan Members in early February 2016, almost 45% came from the USA and 36% from the UK and Ireland (when constituent countries are aggregated together). Figure 7 illustrates the same data by pie chart.

Surprisingly, the Clan has many more members in Scotland and England than in Ireland where there is statistically a bigger opportunity to expand membership. There are likely historical and geographical reasons for this over the last 50 years. I was also amused to see we have more members in Norway than in Wales! What was also quite surprising to me is that we have almost as many members with non-clan surnames than those who have the four surnames.

Figure 7: Clan Hannay Membership by Location WW, Feb 2016

When I roughly split US members by region: East (Eastern Timezone), Central (Central and Mountain Timezones) and West (Western Timezone) designations for both USA and Canadian Members yielded these graphs and tables in Figures 9 and 10:

Figure 8: Clan Hannay Membership by Surname, Feb 2016

When I roughly split US members by region: East (Eastern Timezone), Central (Central and Mountain Timezones) and West (Western Timezone) designations for both USA and Canadian Members yielded these graphs and tables in Figures 9 and 10:

Figure 9: Clan Hannay Membership in the US by region, Feb 2016

Figure 10: Clan Hannay Membership in Canada by region, Feb 2016

One conclusion from this study therefore is that our US Membership is congregated on the East Coast yet most Clan Surname holders are located on the West Coast (according to www.forebears.co.uk). For Canada, the reverse seems to be the case.

Finally, I was interested in when our 573 members joined the Clan and correlated the data to produce the following list of active members by joining date to the clan:

(click image to enlarge)

The data can also plotted as a graph (Figure 11) to view it visually:

Figure 11: Clan Hannay Membership by year of joining, Feb 2016

The Membership joining data suggests that apart from our ongoing new membership efforts the advent of the Internet in the early 1990s and Social Media in the mid 2000s has driven up Membership the most dramatically. Having a 50th Anniversary every year would be good too it seems if it could be possible!

Continued in Part 3: Incidence of HANNA surname by country (to be published on 29 Sept, 2020).