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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.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hennick research. Another 157 words (11 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.

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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


  • Robt Hennick, who came to Virginia in 1705
  • Robt Hennick, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Rachael Hennick, who came to America in 1761

Hennick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Bristain Hennick, who arrived in Alabama in 1858
  • Bristain Hennick, aged 20, landed in Alabama in 1858
  • John Hennick, who settled in Illinois in 1869
  • Patrick Hennick, who came to Philadelphia in 1877

Hennick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Frederick Hennick, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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  • 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


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  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hennick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hennick Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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