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Origin and popularity of the name HANKIN


Hankin : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Hankin a pet form of Hann which in English usage was usually a short form of Hanry (Henry) and occasionally perhaps a rhyming pet form of Randal (Randolph). In Middle Dutch Hankin was a pet form of Johan (John) a usage which may have been brought to England by Flemings after the Norman Conquest but no examples have yet been found in Middle English where a man named John was also called Hankin. Compare Henkin Hanks and Hancock.2: English: from Middle English Handekin a pet form of the personal name Hand Hond (see Hand).3: English: from the Middle English personal name Hamekin a pet form of Hame (Hamo). See Haimes and Hammond.4: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from Khanke (a pet form of the Yiddish female personal name Khane from Hebrew Ḥanna; see Hanna) with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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