Hankerson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Hankerson is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of John.
Early Origins of the Hankerson family
The surname Hankerson 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 Hankerson family
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Hankerson 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 Hankerson have been found, including Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Hankerson family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Hankerson is the 12,416th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Hankerson family
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 Hankerson, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.