The name Hinckes is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from the son of Hink or Hinche. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Hinckes family
The surname Hinckes was first found in Oxfordshire
at either North Hinksey or South Hinksey, parishes, in the union of Abingdon, hundred
of Hormer. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the earliest records of the family was Roger Hanke who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 in Norfolk
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
William Hynke was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1327 as was ? Hynks in 1381. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Hinckes family
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Hinckes Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hinckes has been spelled many different ways, including Hincks, Hinks, Hinck, Hincke, Hinckes, Hink and others.
Early Notables of the Hinckes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinckes family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hinckess to arrive in North America: Joseph Hinck who settled in Maryland in 1734; Caspar Hinck, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754; John Hink, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773; and William Hink, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1803..