What is the origin or meaning of the name Hunkin?

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in The Tree House by Harry Hunkin G2G Crew (630 points)
You might want to look at this web page on Surname: Hunkin.  It has some pdf links for more details (Which I didn't click, they may be just ads for family crests and other products).

https://www.houseofnames.com/hunkin-family-crest

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Looked for origin at surnamedb.com . They don't have it. Did not find it at Ancestry.

Looked up Hunkin surname at familysearch.org between 1500 and 1600 AD. Only found it in England. Did not check for any spelling variations.

Thomas Hunkin
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    31 October 1563    LANHYDROCK, CORNWALL, ENGLAND            

John Hunkin
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
child:    Joane Hunkin        

Thomas Hunkin
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Lovedy
child:    John Hunkin        

Thomas Hunkin
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
spouse:    Lowdy
child:    Honour Hunkin        

John Hunkin
Father
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
child:    Joane Hunkin        

Richard Hunkin
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage:    9 September 1590    Antony, Cornwall, England    
spouse:    Jone Saunders        

Thomas Hunkin
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage:    22 November 1614    Antony, Cornwall, England    
spouse:    Mary Rundle        

Jone Hunkin
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage:    6 February 1613    Antony, Cornwall, England    
spouse:    Walter Luskey        

Walter Hunkin
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage:    27 November 1575    Antony, Cornwall, England    
spouse:    Wayne        

Grace Hunkin
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage:    22 November 1590    Antony, Cornwall, England    
spouse:    John Hankin        

Edward Hunkin
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage:    26 June 1593    Antony, Cornwall, England    
spouse:    Margery Michell        

John Hunkin
England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
burial:    23 October 1636    St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England            

Elizabeth Hunkin
England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
burial:    10 June 1653    Billesdon, Leicester, England    
father:    William        

Jonathan Hunkin
England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
burial:    1658    Devon
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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This is information from Michael Hunkin who has done extensive research on the Hunkin family: “The consensus of opinion on the origin of the Hunkin is that one or more Huneken or Hunckynge were part of the Norman army that fought at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It seems likely that he or they were Flemings or Dutchmen but the spelling of their name was Hunckynge which is known to be German and that they came from the area near Wurttemberg. The earliest spelling and location of the German name is located on a farm wall in Hunkinton which is about 4 miles from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, England.”

Michael Hunkin visited the remains of this village, as well as talking to the family historian at Shrewsbury Library,

“A variation of the early days of the family was written by a teacher in 1949 as follows: ‘The founder of the family was a Fleming or Dutchman who came across from France with William the Conqueror in 1066. The name Hunkin is a contracted form of Hunneken meaning Little Henry. Around 1200 the Norman knight Sir Walter de Hunkin was given a manor and lands at Duloe, near Looe, Cornwall. During the Hundred Years War between England and France (1327-1453) the Hunkyns of the day were expert at the firing of projectiles including a delightful sharp edged missile known as a mascle, a diamond-shaped piece of metal with four cutting edges to wound or kill their foes. This is why the Hunkin coat of arms bears a mascle; the mascle is the diamond shape lying on the bar in the centre of the shield.’”
by Merryl Hunkin G2G6 (6.2k points)

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