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The generations and branches of the Hankinson family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Hankinson comes 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.

Hankinson Early Origins



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

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Hankinson Spelling Variations


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Hankinson Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hankinson include Hankin, Hankins, Hanking, Hankinson, Hanken and others.

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Hankinson Early History


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Hankinson Early History



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

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Hankinson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hankinson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hankinson 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hankinson or a variant listed above:

Hankinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Hankinson, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1812
  • George Hankinson traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1845

Hankinson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Reuben Hankinson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hankinson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hankinson (post 1700)



  • R. H. Hankinson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1908
  • Henry Hankinson, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1806-08, 1834
  • Deborah Hankinson, American Republican politician, Justice of Texas State Supreme Court; Elected 1998
  • Aaron Hankinson, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Sussex County, 1782-92
  • John Crimmins Hankinson, American banker
  • James Hankinson, Executive Vice-President of Canadian Pacific Ltd
  • Sir Walter Crossfield Hankinson, Australian born diplomat who served as the UK High Commissioner in Ceylon and British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland

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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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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. 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).
  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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Hankinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hankinson 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 26 June 2016 at 04:44.

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