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 13th century when the held estates in that shire.
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One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Honaker has appeared include Houndsacre, Hondsacre, Hundsacre, Hundacre, Hondacre, Hunsacre, Howndsacre, Hunaker, Houndaker, Honaker, Hundsacre, Hundesacre, Hontsacre and many more.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Honaker arrived in North America very early:
Honaker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Rudolph Honaker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1756 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Honaker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. L. Honaker, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1893
Honaker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anna Honaker, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1910
- Mary Honaker, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1910
- Sigmund Honaker, aged 25, who landed in America from Meiningen, Germany, in 1913
- Samuel W. Honaker, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922