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The name Hinckley belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived 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."

Hinckley Early Origins



The surname Hinckley 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. [1]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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hinckley Spelling Variations


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Hinckley Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hinckley include Hinkley, Hinkler, Hincle, Hinchley, Hinckley and others.

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Hinckley Early History


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Hinckley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinckley research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1618, 1706, 1634, 1680 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Hinckley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hinckley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hinckley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinckley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hinckley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hinckley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Hinckley settled in New England with his wife Sarah and four children in 1634
  • Samuel Hinckley, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Hinckley, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1641

Hinckley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amos Hinckley settled in New York in 1851
  • Charles Hinckley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Hinckley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hinckley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849

Hinckley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Hinckley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinckley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinckley (post 1700)



  • Lyman G. Hinckley (1832-1887), American lawyer and politician
  • Robert H. Hinckley (1891-1988), American involved heavily in aviation and politics
  • May Green Hinckley (1881-1943), was the American third general president of the Primary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Michael David Hinckley (b. 1982), American professional baseball pitcher
  • Alonzo Arza Hinckley (1870-1936), member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Bryant Stringham Hinckley (1867-1961), American author, religious speaker, civic leader and educator
  • Ira Nathaniel Hinckley (1828-1904), American early Latter Day Saint leader
  • Gordon Bitner Hinckley (1910-2008), American religious leader and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (b. 1955), who in 1981 attempted to assassinate President Reagan
  • George Hinckley (1819-1904), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hinckley Historic Events


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Hinckley Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. George Hinckley (d. 1912), aged 35, English Bath Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Hinckley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinckley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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