Meaning and Origin of: Hance

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : patronymic from the personal name Hann.
  • English : plural form of Hand.
  • Scottish : shortened form of Machans, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Aonghuis, a patronymic from the personal name Aonghus (see Angus). Compare McInnes.
  • French : derivative of German Hans.
  • Dutch : from an aphetic form of the personal name Johannes (see John).