Hinchaw History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hinchaw is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the settlement of Henshaw in Northumberland, or in the settlement of Henshaw in Prestbury, which is in the county of Cheshire. The surname Hinchaw belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Hinchaw family

The surname Hinchaw was first found in Cheshire 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.

Important Dates for the Hinchaw family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinchaw research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1628, 1673, 1663, 1608, 1679, 1663, 1618 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Hinchaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hinchaw Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hinchaw has been recorded under many different variations, including Henshaw, Henshall, Henshawe and others.

Early Notables of the Hinchaw family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinchaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hinchaw family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hinchaw or a variant listed above: Charles Henshaw settled in Maryland in 1742; Benjamin and John Henshaw settled in Boston in 1768; John and Joseph Henshaw settled in Philadelphia in 1840..

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