Monthly Archives: September 2011

Terry on “Welcome to the New Hanifin Genealogy Site and Forum”

I can’t believe that I found Hanifin information with this spelling. My Dad always told me that the spelling was often varied. My Dad, Daniel, was born in 1901 in Inch Strand, Dingle area of Co.Kerry. He, his brothers John and Dennis, emigrated to the USA in the around the 1920s. Their brother, Stephen, stayed in Co. Kerry. My Dad settled in Brooklyn, NY., then moved to Newark, NJ after marrying my mother. My uncles settled in Newark also. My grandparents were Patrick Hanifin and Ellen Moriarty of Inch Strand.

I was never aware of any Hanifin cousins, though my Dad told of some settling in California and Australia.

My brothers, Patrick and John, and I were born and raised here in NJ. Patrick is deceased. My six Hanifin nephews are scattered between NJ, Va, Pa, and Mass.

Teresa Hanifin Stevens