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Honaker Early Origins



The surname Honaker was first found in Derbyshire 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 13th century when the held estates in that shire.

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Honaker Spelling Variations


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Honaker Spelling Variations



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.

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Honaker Early History


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Honaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Honaker research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Honaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Honaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Honaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Honaker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Honaker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Honaker (post 1700)



  • Lisa Honaker, American Associate Professor of British Literature at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • Karen Honaker (b. 1955), American watercolor artist
  • James Honaker Ph.D., American Assistant Professor of Political Science at UCLA
  • Rick Honaker Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Kentucky

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Honaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Honaker 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 July 2015 at 20:21.

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