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Hanks Surname Origin

A nurse-name, or an abbreviation of John, the 'a' being added for 'son;' so 'Sims,' and 'Gibbs,' etc.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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'There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.' --Helen Keller

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