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It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Hankin was formed. The name was derived from the baptismal name John, which was originally derived from the diminutive Johan-kin. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Hankin Early Origins



The surname Hankin was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Hankin Spelling Variations


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Hankin Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hankin include Hankin, Hankins, Hanking, Hankinson, Hanken and others.

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Hankin Early History


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Hankin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hankin research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1761 is included under the topic Early Hankin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hankin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hankin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hankin 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 boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hankin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hankin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Hankin, who sailed to Virginia in 1640
  • Georg Hankin, who arrived in Virginia in 1640

Hankin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Hankin, who landed in New England in 1712

Hankin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Hankin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848

Hankin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Hankin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853
  • Lydia Hankin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hankin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hankin (post 1700)



  • Larry Hankin (b. 1940), American Academy Award nominated actor, performer, director and producer
  • James Hankin, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1923, 1927; Candidate for New York State Senate 37th District, 1930
  • Sean Hankin (b. 1981), English semi-professional footballer
  • Ray Hankin (b. 1956), former English footballer from Wallsend, Tyneside
  • Nigel Hankin (1920-2007), English lexicographer who lived in India
  • St. John Emile Clavering Hankin (1869-1909), British Edwardian essayist and playwright
  • Simone Hankin (b. 1973), Australian gold medalist water polo player at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Ernest Hanbury Hankin (1865-1939), British bacteriologist, aeronautical theorist and naturalist who worked in India studying malaria and cholera for most of his life

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Suggested Readings for the name Hankin


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Suggested Readings for the name Hankin



  • Plath (Plaat), Lenhart & Hankin From Germany, Illinois, Wisconsin and North Dakota by Marion Plath Peterson.
  • Sullins-Hankins by Michael S. Cole.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vi et animo
Motto Translation: By strength and courage.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hankin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hankin 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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