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The surname Hankh can be derived from three possible root words. In each instance, the name would have originated a patronymic name inspired by the personal name of the father. Firstly, Hankh can come from "Hanek," a Slavic short form for the name Johannes, from the Hebrew meaning "gracious gift of God." Or the name may come from a diminutive of the personal name Heinrich, from the Middle High German for "home-rule." Or it may derive from a number of ancient Germanic names beginning with the Old High German element "Hagan" meaning "enclosure." In this last case, the surname Hankh may also have been applied as a locative name, inspired by a geographical feature near where the bearer resided.

Hankh Early Origins



The surname Hankh was first found in Silesia and Lusatia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Early mentions of the name include Bartlome Hanngg, a resident of Ravensburg in 1480, and the Hanke family from Rehme who were granted a blazon of arms. Jacob Hennecke also known as Hencken or Hanke was a mayor in 1525. Hans Hanckin lived in Hochdorf in 1685, and Cord Hancke and his son Johann Hinrich Hanke in Rehme in 1665 and 1675.

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Hankh Spelling Variations


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Hankh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hank, Hanke, Hancke, Hänke, Häncke, Haenke, Handke, Hahnke, Hankh and many more.

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Hankh Early History


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Hankh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hankh research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1836, 1866, 1644, 1713, 1694, 1774, 1754, 1835, 1785 and 1862 are included under the topic Early Hankh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hankh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hankh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hankh 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Eduard Hanke, who settled in Texas in 1847; and August Hanke, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1854. In 1851; F.E. Hanke traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and F.L. Hanke landed in Panama on the way to California. Anton Hanke arrived in New York in 1849.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Hankh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hankh 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 23 September 2013 at 15:24.

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