The name Hennekere is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the baptismal name for the son of John
Early Origins of the Hennekere family
The surname Hennekere 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 Hennekere family
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Hennekere Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hennekere has been spelled many different ways, including Hanker, Hancker, Hanekere, Hanekare, De Hanacre and others.
Early Notables of the Hennekere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hennekere family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hennekeres to arrive in North America: Christopher Hancker, who sailed to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1752 and William Hanker, also to Philadelphia in 1813.