Family Name Gohanna: Who they are, Where did the name originate.
I have been researching my family history since 1987 and have yet to find this surname prior to 1870 census records.
The Gohannah’s show up in the 1870 census for the first time in Albenmarle County, Charlottesville, Virginia. Thou there are 3 different Gohanna families I have not been able to find a common person to connect them together. The oldest head of Household is Madison Gohanna (Gohannah) father of Jack (John) Gohanna. Hilliard Gohanna, James Gohanna. Can’t seem to connect them together.
I originally was researching my maternal great grandmother Lena Taylor whose sister married Ella Taylor married Jack (John) Gohanna. Her mother was Henrietta Taylor. All of Ablemarle county, Charlottesville, VA. The Taylor history is a mystery also, don’t know where they came from don’t know where any of them are not except my mother Pauline Taylor Johnson and her Brother Bernard Taylor.
This history for both families is truly a mystery.