Hanks is a surname of English, or Dutch origin, meaning

Hanks is a surname of English, or Dutch origin, meaning "son of Hankin" and may refer to:Carol Hanks Aucamp, American tennis player Colin Hanks, American actor Craig Hanks, American philosopher Ebenezer Hanks (1815-1884), Mormon pioneer and businessman Ephraim Hanks (1826-1896), prominent member of the 19th-century Latter Day Saint movement Ernest Hanks (1888–1965), English footballer Fletcher Hanks, cartoonist Henry Garber Hanks (1826-1907), American mineralogist James M. Hanks (1833-1909), member of the United States House of Representatives Jim Hanks, American voice-over artist and character actor Kerri Hanks, American soccer player Larry Hanks, American entomologist Lena Tracy Hanks (1879-1944), American botanist Merton Hanks, American former National Football League safety Mike Hanks, American college basketball coach Nancy Lincoln (1784-1818), maiden name Hanks, mother of Abraham Lincoln Nancy Hanks (1927–1983), second chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Patrick Hanks, English lexicographer and corpus linguist Robert Lowery Hanks (1913-1971), American actor better known as Robert Lowery (actor) Sam Hanks (1914-1994), American race car driver Terrill Hanks, American football player Thomas C. Hanks, American seismologist Tom Hanks, American film actor William Hanks, American anthropologist and linguist
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