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Re: Surname Origin
Posted by: M Henke Date: May 17, 1999 at 01:46:03
In Reply to: Surname Origin by Henricus Johannes Henkes of 282

Regarding the surname origin, I have heard several versions, please correct me if I'm wrong. The word "henker" was supposed to mean "hangman" in old German, the source of this was a shopping mall geneology kiosk printout. Other versions include "person who lives in a hedged enclosure" & and that it may be an abbreviation of "Haigman" (Haggie=Henke). Several web searches turned up zero on my surname origin.

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