Last name origins & meanings:
- English (chiefly Lancashire) and Scottish: from the Middle
English personal name Hankin, a pet form of Hann, with
the addition of the hypocoristic suffix -kin.
- English: from
Middle English Handekin, a diminutive of the nickname
- English: from Middle English
Hamekin, a pet form of the personal name Hamo,
Hame (see Hammond).
- Dutch: from a pet form of
the personal name Johann(es) (see John).
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from Khanke (a pet
form of the Yiddish female personal name Khane; see
Hanna), with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.
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