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The surname Hahnke can be derived from three possible root words. In each instance, the name would have originated a patronymic name inspired by the personal name of the father. Firstly, Hahnke can come from "Hanek," a Slavic short form for the name Johannes, from the Hebrew meaning "gracious gift of God." Or the name may come from a diminutive of the personal name Heinrich, from the Middle High German for "home-rule." Or it may derive from a number of ancient Germanic names beginning with the Old High German element "Hagan" meaning "enclosure." In this last case, the surname Hahnke may also have been applied as a locative name, inspired by a geographical feature near where the bearer resided.

Hahnke Early Origins



The surname Hahnke was first found in Silesia and Lusatia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Early mentions of the name include Bartlome Hanngg, a resident of Ravensburg in 1480, and the Hanke family from Rehme who were granted a blazon of arms. Jacob Hennecke also known as Hencken or Hanke was a mayor in 1525. Hans Hanckin lived in Hochdorf in 1685, and Cord Hancke and his son Johann Hinrich Hanke in Rehme in 1665 and 1675.

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Hahnke Spelling Variations


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Hahnke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hank, Hanke, Hancke, Hänke, Häncke, Haenke, Handke, Hahnke, Hankh and many more.

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Hahnke Early History


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Hahnke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hahnke research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1836, 1866, 1644, 1713, 1694, 1774, 1754, 1835, 1785 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Hahnke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hahnke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hahnke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hahnke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Eduard Hanke, who settled in Texas in 1847; and August Hanke, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1854. In 1851; F.E. Hanke traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and F.L. Hanke landed in Panama on the way to California. Anton Hanke arrived in New York in 1849.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Hahnke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hahnke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 September 2013 at 15:24.

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