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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.

Hancer Early Origins



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.

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Hancer Spelling Variations


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Hancer Spelling Variations



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.

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Hancer Early History


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Hancer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hancer research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Hancer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hancer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hancer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hancer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Hancer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hancer 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 5 June 2014 at 13:36.

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