Genealogy: Have the Name Hannah in Your Family Tree? Ann, Anne, Anna?


Millions of us have ancestors with variations of the name Anne. But did you know that Hannah is a Hebrew name meaning Grace? Hannah was the mother of Samuel but his birth did not come easily for her. The story is … she had to pray for him. Every year Hannah made a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary at Shiloh and when she did, she said a prayer for a son and vowed that she would dedicate him to the Lord. Hannah’s story is a small part of biblical history. She is also remembered as taking Samuel a little coat every year.

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