The history of the name Hincksman dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a groom, squire, or page. The surname Hincksman is derived from the Old English words hengest,
which means stallion,
which means groom
The latter word acquired its meaning of squire
or page of honor
in later times.
Early Origins of the Hincksman family
The surname Hincksman was first found in Northamptonshire near Seagrove, where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Hincksman family
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Hincksman 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 Hincksman has undergone many spelling variations
, including Henchman, Hensman, Hinxman, Hinchman, Hincksman and many more.
Early Notables of the Hincksman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hincksman family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hincksman were among those contributors: Daniel Henchman, who sailed to Boston, Massachusetts in 1635; Richard Hensman, who came to Barbados in 1664; Anne Hinxman who came to Maryland in 1677.