Hankin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Hankin was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name John, which was originally derived from the diminutive Johan-kin. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Hankin family

The surname Hankin was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Hankin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hankin research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1761 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Hankin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hankin Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hankin include Hankin, Hankins, Hanking, Hankinson, Hanken and others.

Early Notables of the Hankin family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hankin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hankin migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hankin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hankin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Hankin, who sailed to Virginia in 1640
  • Georg Hankin, who arrived in Virginia in 1640 [1]
Hankin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Hankin, who landed in New England in 1712 [1]

Hankin migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hankin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Hankin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848 [2]

Hankin migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hankin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Hankin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853
  • Lydia Hankin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853

Contemporary Notables of the name Hankin (post 1700)

  • Larry Hankin (b. 1940), American Academy Award nominated actor, performer, director and producer
  • James Hankin, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1923, 1927; Candidate for New York State Senate 37th District, 1930 [3]
  • Sean Hankin (b. 1981), English semi-professional footballer
  • Ray Hankin (b. 1956), former English footballer from Wallsend, Tyneside
  • Nigel Hankin (1920-2007), English lexicographer who lived in India
  • St. John Emile Clavering Hankin (1869-1909), British Edwardian essayist and playwright
  • Simone Hankin (b. 1973), Australian gold medalist water polo player at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Ernest Hanbury Hankin (1865-1939), British bacteriologist, aeronautical theorist and naturalist who worked in India studying malaria and cholera for most of his life

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Baboo.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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