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The nationality of Hanks is often very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Hanks may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of last names that come from a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Hanks Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Hanks come may come from a trade, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these profession-based last names might be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many western names like Hanks originate from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and other related texts. Commonly these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".

Hanks Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Hanks surname are important to understanding the history of the name. Family names like Hanks change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries over generations. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Hanks were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Hanks.

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