Forward Together

Founded in 1960, the Clan Hannay Society is dedicated to global fellowship and friendship of all those bearing or descended from the family names Hannay, Hannah, Hanna or Hanney.

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First published in 1961, The Hannays of Sorbie traces the roots of those who bear the Hannay name (and its variants Hannah, Hanna and Hanney) from medieval origins in Southwestern Scotland to the present-day global family diaspora. This 4th edition (2019), the newest in almost 30 years, has been revised, expanded, annotated and indexed.

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Restoration Project

Help us rebuild Sorbie Tower! Please leave your messages of support (whether you are donating or not) in our restoration appeal on-line Book.

Meet the Chief

Dr. David R. Hannay, Chief of Clan Hannay of Kirkdale and That Ilk, trained at Cambridge University and St. George’s Hospital in London. He taught at the University of Glasgow and was Professor of General Practice in Sheffield before returning to Galloway as a partner in a local practice and Director of a Regional Research Network. He plays bagpipes, both Highland and Scottish smallpipes, and has enjoyed traveling the world and meeting members of the Clan  diaspora across the globe. He and his wife Janet, a teacher and environmentalist, live in Wigtownshire.

Sorbie Tower

The ancient keep of Sorbie, owned by the Clan Hannay Society, was build in the 16th century.  The ancient seat of the family, it was constructed beside the site of a twelfth-century wooden fort whose foundations can still be seen today. A major restoration campaign is in the works to return the structure to its former glory.

Find out more in our Sorbie Tower section.

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2 weeks ago

I am seeking a way to connect with other Hanna relatives in which I have common documented ancestors. Any advice on how I can best do that? I am trying to see if I can trace back to the Hanna’s of Sorbie I loosely have done so, but need assistance. I am certain about Hanna’s in Greenbrier County, VA (now WV) in the late 1700s. (Nathan J. Hanna Sr. Born 1781) It would be great to compare what others have from there backward in time and possible connect via Zoom or FaceTime. ... See MoreSee Less
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13 hours ago

Just saw this in my camping group. Someone’s relative?Finishing up a 4 night stay at Kathyrn Hanna park outside of Jacksonville, FL. We love it!! The campground is connected to a regional park, but also has modest amenities. Best part is the 3 minute walk to the lake and 10 minute walk to the ocean!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Hi Dear Kinfolks, apologies for not sending Clan Hannay Birthday Wishes to those with Birthdays during the past few weeks. Been in hospital with sepsis and getting my Gall Bladder removed. Belated Birthday Wishes to those I missed, hope not to miss any more. Yours in kinship. David, Constable of Sorbie Tower for Clan Hannay. ... See MoreSee Less
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