The name Hancers has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally derived from the baptismal name for the son of John
Early Origins of the Hancers family
The surname Hancers 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 Hancers family
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Hancers Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hancers include Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Hancers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hancers family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.