Clan Hannay of Sorbie and Mochrum in Wigtownshire, Scotland; descended from the Anglo-Norman lords of the Ahannay lands in Galloway, who settled in Scotland during King Stephen's civil war. Gilbert de Hannethe submitted to King Edward I of England in 1296, and later acquired the lands of Sorbie. Of this family was Patrick Hannay, who served in the army of Elizabeth of Bohemia, and who was a noted poet. In 1603 the Hannays of Sorbie entered in a long feud with the Murrays of Broughton, which ended in the Hannays’ being outlawed and ruined. Following this, many of the family settled in Ulster. Alexander Hannay, a younger son or Sorbie, purchased the lands of Kirkdale in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in 1582, and this branch became chiefs of the clan.
Arms: Argent, three roebucks’ heads couped azure, collared or, with bells thereto pendent gules.
Crest: A cross crosslet fitchee issuing out of a crescent sable.
Motto: Per ardua ad alta (Through difficulties to higher things.)