Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of John.
Early Origins of the Henneker family
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 Henneker family
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Henneker Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Henneker include Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Henneker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henneker family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Henneker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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