The ancestors of the name Hinckly date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Hinckly family
The surname Hinckly 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 Hinckly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinckly research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1618, 1706, 1634, 1680 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Hinckly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hinckly Spelling Variations
Hinckly has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hinckly have been found, including Hinkley, Hinkler, Hincle, Hinchley, Hinckley and others.
Early Notables of the Hinckly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinckly family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hincklys to arrive on North American shores:
Hinckly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Tho Hinckly, who landed in Virginia in 1635 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)