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Hanlon is a surname often associated with, but not necessarily tied to, the O'Hanlon Sept. The name may denote:

  • Darren Hanlon, Australian folk musician
  • George Hanlon, British-born acrobat (see Hanlon-Lees)
  • Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • John Hanlon (record producer), American record producer and recording engineer
  • The Reverend John J. Hanlon, chancellor of the Diocese of Albany
  • John Hanlon (singer), New Zealand singer-songwriter
  • John (Jack) Burton Hanlon, was a British-born Music Hall Entertainer who regularly performed at Blackpool in the late 19th century and into the early 20th century. He was born in Woolwich, Greater London, Kent, London on the 27th August, 1871, to John Hanlon and Amelia Hanlon née Evans who at the time of his birth were living at 12 Armstrong Place, Plumstead (Woolwich), Kent, England. He was baptised on the 22nd October 1871 at St Mary Magdalene Church Woolwich. He married Caroline Kathleen Smyth on the 29th July, 1894 at St John the Evangelist Church, Lambeth Greater London, London, Surrey. As at 1899 he was a Music Hall Artist living at 21 Coburg Street, Pontefract, West Yorkshire England. He performed at The Empire Theatre later called The Hippodrome, Church Street, Blackpool. The Empire Theatre was designed by John Dent Harker of Manchester, and built in Church Street for the Blackpool Princess Company. It opened in 1895 as a theatre & ballroom but there were financial problems and in 1897 it was sold to a local syndicate. It became a variety theatre and was at the time the only music hall in Blackpool; most entertainers came from London. In 1900, The Empire was renamed 'The Hippodrome.' The Empire Theatre later The Hippodrome Blackpool. The marriage record of his daughter Marie Amelia Dorothy Hanlon made the 19th May, 1920, shows that he was still an Entertainer of Blackpool and that he was living at 17 Fisher Street Blackpool England. He died in late 1932 at Ecclesall Bierlow, Yorkshire, West Riding, England aged 61 years of age.
  • Ned Hanlon, American baseball manager
  • Philip J. Hanlon, American mathematician and President of Dartmouth College
  • Richie Hanlon, fictional character from Oz
  • Ritchie Hanlon, English football player and manager
  • Tommy Hanlon Jr, Australian television personality

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  • 'The O'Hanlons of Orior 1558-1691:Part II, Joseph Canning, Seanchas Ard Mhacha, 19, #1, pp.111-129, 2002.