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Where did the English Hinsey family come from? What is the English Hinsey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hinsey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hinsey family history?

The name Hinsey is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from son of Hind.

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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hinsey include Hinson, Hineson, Hindson, Hyneson, Hynson and others.

First found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinsey research. Another 274 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1507, 1617, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Hinsey History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hinsey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Hinsey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 132 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hinsey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Hen Hinsey, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • J Henry Hinsey, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Hinsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinsey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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