name Hinchley comes from when the family resided at Hinckley, in Leicestershire
. The place-name Hinckley is derived from the Old English personal name
Hynca, and leah,
an Old English word that meant "forest clearing."
Early Origins of the Hinchley family
The surname Hinchley was first found in Leicestershire
at Hinckley, a market town and parish that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was listed as Hinchelie. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"This place was created a barony soon after the Conquest, and was held by Hugh de Grentismenil, seneschal of England
in the reigns of William Rufus and Henry I., who erected a stately castle and a church, and founded a small priory of Benedictine monks, which, before 1173, was granted as a cell to the abbey of Lyra, in Normandy
, by Robert Blanchmaines, Earl of Leicester." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hinchley family
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Hinchley 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 Hinchley include Hinkley, Hinkler, Hincle, Hinchley, Hinckley and others.
Early Notables of the Hinchley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinchley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hinchley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Margaret Hinchley, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 14th August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord of the Isles 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml