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The Anglo-Saxon name Hancher comes from the baptismal name for the son of John.

Hancher Early Origins



The surname Hancher 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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Hancher Spelling Variations


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Hancher Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hancher were recorded, including Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.

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Hancher Early History


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Hancher Early History



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

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Hancher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hancher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hancher 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hancher family emigrate to North America: Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hancher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hancher (post 1700)



  • Matthew D Hancher, American Research Scientist in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA's Ames Research Center
  • Michael Hancher Ph.D., American Professor of English, University of Minnesota
  • Virgil Melvin Hancher (1896-1965), American academic, 13th President of the University of Iowa (1940-1964), eponym of Hancher Auditorium

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Hancher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hancher 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 29 March 2016 at 08:31.

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