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Hannekare History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Hannekare are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of John.

Early Origins of the Hannekare family

The surname Hannekare 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 Hannekare family

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Hannekare Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hannekare family name include Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.

Early Notables of the Hannekare family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hannekare family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hannekare surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.

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