The name Henkers is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the baptismal name for the son of John
Early Origins of the Henkers family
The surname Henkers 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 Henkers family
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Henkers Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Henkers has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Henkers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henkers family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Henkers were among those contributors: Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.