Declaration of Independence

What does it mean to sign your john Hancock?

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03/08/2018

I believe John Hancock was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. When someone tells you to sign your John Hancock, they mean to put your signature on what ever it is they are referring to.
Write your signature
That just means : to sign your name somewhere-- to put your signature on a piece of paper.
This is an idiomatic expression meaning your own signature or mark.

It immortalises the first signatory of the Declaration of Independence.