Hinck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hinck is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the son of Hink or Hinche.  However, for the reader's perusal we are including the following quotation: "Hinks is no doubt a corruption of Hengest, which signifies a stallion. Some traditions make Heingist a Frisian, in which language the word is hingst, which approaches nearer to Hincks. In the names of places, Heingist has become changed to Hinks, as in Hinksey, county Berkshire." 
Early Origins of the Hinck family
The surname Hinck was first found in Oxfordshire at either North Hinksey or South Hinksey, parishes, in the union of Abingdon, hundred of Hormer.  Traditionally part of Berkshire, this jurisdiction was changed to Oxfordshire in 1974. The place name dates back to Saxon times when it was first listed as Hengestesige in the 10th century. Literally the place name means "island or well-watered land of the stallion or of a man called Hengest," from the Old English words hengest or the Old English personal name + "eg."  One of the earliest records of the family was Roger Hanke who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Norfolk.  William Hynke was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327 as was ? Hynks in 1381. 
Early History of the Hinck family
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Hinck Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hinck has undergone many spelling variations, including Hincks, Hinks, Hinck, Hincke, Hinckes, Hink and others.
Early Notables of the Hinck family (pre 1700)
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Hinck migration to the United States +
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hinck were among those contributors:
Hinck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joseph Hinck who settled in Maryland in 1734
- Caspar Hinck, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754
- Joh Georg Conrad Hinck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 
- Johann Mathias Hinck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773 
Hinck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh Conr Hinck, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hinck (post 1700) +
- Jon Hinck (b. 1954), American environmentalist, lawyer and politician, Member of the Maine House of Representatives (2006-2012)
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- ^ 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)