tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the
, where they were Lords of the Manor in that county from the most ancient times. The family originally settled in
and at that time was registered in the rolls as De Hanacre.
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Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hanekare has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hanekare were among those contributors: Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.