The ancestors of the Hince surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the region of Ince
West. Hince is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Hince family
The surname Hince was first found in Cheshire
at Ince, a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire
West and Chester and historically in the union of Great Boughton, Second division of the hundred
of Eddisbury. The first record of this local
was found in the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was listed as Inise. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Ince-in-Makerfield or Ince is a regenerated township in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, but historically in Lancashire
. The earliest mention of the Manor of Ince and the Ince family dates from about 1202 in this area. At that time, it was part of the barony of Newton in Makerfield (Newton le Willows.) "The family of Ince were anciently lords of this manor, which, in the reign of Henry IV., was conveyed by their heiress to the Gerards." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hince family
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Hince Spelling Variations
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 Hince include Ince, Ince, Ins, Ines, de Inces, Inch and others.
Early Notables of the Hince family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hince family to the New World and Oceana
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: Gabriel and Jonathon Ince, who settled in New Haven Conn. in 1630; Thomas Ince settled in Virginia in 1654.