Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of John.
Early Origins of the Hanker family
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 Hanker family
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Hanker Spelling Variations
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. Hanker has been spelled many different ways, including Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Hanker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hanker family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hankers to arrive in North America:
Hanker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hanker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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