Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Hincle is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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."
Early Origins of the Hincle family
The surname Hincle 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 Hincle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hincle research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1618, 1706, 1634, 1680 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Hincle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hincle 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. Hincle has been spelled many different ways, including Hinkley, Hinkler, Hincle, Hinchley, Hinckley and others.
Early Notables of the Hincle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hincle 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 Hincles to arrive in North America:
Hincle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Eliz Hincle, who landed in New England in 1634-1635 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)
Hincle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Hincle, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754