The ancestors of the Henche family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. They lived in one of several places named Inch in the counties of Angus
and Perth. The surname Henche belongs to the category of habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. The form Hinch
grew in popularity after the 16th century.
Early Origins of the Henche family
The surname Henche was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Henche family
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Henche Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Henche has been spelled Hinch, Inch, Inches and others.
Early Notables of the Henche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Henche family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan
societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Henche:
Henche Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Carl Henche, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)