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The surname Hank is a patronymic surname created from the Middle English given name Hank.

Hank Early Origins



The surname Hank was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1191 when Anke of Ankinton held estates in that shire.

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Hank Spelling Variations


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Hank Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hank has been spelled many different ways, including Hanks, Hankes, Hanke, Hank, Anke, Ankes, Hancke and many more.

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Hank Early History


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Hank Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hank research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1290, and 1580 are included under the topic Early Hank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hank Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hank Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hank 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hanks to arrive in North America:

Hank Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Luke Hank, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682

Hank Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Michel Hank, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749

Hank Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Hank, aged 25, landed in New York NY in 1849

Hank Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Hank arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hank (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hank (post 1700)



  • Gus E. Hank Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Paducah, Kentucky, 1939
  • Robert W. "Bob" Hank (1923-2012), Australian rules footballer

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Hank Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Hank Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hank 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 9 November 2015 at 10:38.

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