The Henekere family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the baptismal name for the son of John
Early Origins of the Henekere family
The surname Henekere 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 Henekere family
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Henekere 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 Henekere include Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Henekere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henekere family to the New World and Oceana
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 Henekere were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.