The rich and ancient history of the Hancer family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of John
Early Origins of the Hancer family
The surname Hancer was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they were Lords of the Manor in that county from the most ancient times. The family originally settled in England
after the Norman Conquest
and at that time was registered in the rolls as De Hanacre.
Early History of the Hancer family
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Hancer Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hancer have been found, including Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Hancer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hancer family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hancer, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :
Hancer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frederick Hancer, who arrived in Iowa in 1876 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)