Hennick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hennick family

The surname Hennick was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1296 when Walter de Hunniwick held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Hennick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hennick research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hennick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hennick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hennick have been found, including Hunwicks, Hunicks, Huniss, Honers, Honners, Honess, Honness, Honicks, Honix and many more.

Early Notables of the Hennick family (pre 1700)

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United States Hennick migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hennick, or a variant listed above:

Hennick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Hennick, who settled in Virginia in 1705
  • Robert Hennick, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Rachael Hennick, who settled in America in 1761
Hennick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bristain Hennick, who arrived in Alabama in 1858
  • Bristain Hennick, aged 20, who landed in Alabama in 1858 [1]
  • John Hennick, who settled in Illinois in 1869
  • Patrick Hennick, who settled in Philadelphia in 1877

Canada Hennick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hennick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Hennick, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Hennick (post 1700) +

  • Tami Falkenstein Hennick, American former Deputy Attorney General for the California Attorney General’s Office
  • Jay Hennick LL.B. (b. 1957), Canadian Entrepreneur, business leader, lawyer, and philanthropist awarded Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1998 for creative service integration and was named Canada’s CEO of the year in 2001

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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