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Re: Surname Origin
Posted by: Kerstin Henke Date: December 22, 2000 at 04:44:21
In Reply to: Re: Surname Origin by J.Henke of 282

Hi from Germany!

Im not absolutely sure about the origin of "Henke", but Im 1000% sure that it has got nothing to do with the German word "Henker" (Hangman).
I know that it is a very old surename. One theory I heard about is that it has the same origins as the Christian name "Henry". It may come from a word that means "bright fire".

Please let me know when you get further information...

Ciao, Kerstin Yvonne Henke, Germany


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