Heneker is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the baptismal name for the son of John
Early Origins of the Heneker family
The surname Heneker 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 Heneker family
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Heneker Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Heneker has been recorded under many different variations, including Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Heneker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heneker family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Heneker or a variant listed above: Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.
Contemporary Notables of the name Heneker (post 1700)
- Joyleen Coral Heneker, Australian Poet