If your mother was 17 when you were born in 1954, she would have been born in 1937. Our data base of 30,000 Honakers is by no means complete, and it shows no Deannas born in that time frame. We have one born in 1944 and one in 1945 but have no geographical information about them. Almost certainly your mother is a descendant of Hans Jacob Honaker, a Swiss who landed in Philadelphia in August 1749, from whom the great majority of American Honakers descend, and whose last land was at Pulaski, Va. Many of his descendants still live in Virginia. Good luck in your search. Honaker Family Assn., P.O. Box 3636, Alexandria VA 22302.