The origins of the Hinge name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in an area that was referred to as the ing
, which means the meadow
. The name could also have been a batismal name as in son of Inge.
Early Origins of the Hinge family
The surname Hinge was first found in Leicestershire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hinge family
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Hinge Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hinge were recorded, including Inge, Ing and others.
Early Notables of the Hinge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hinge family emigrate to North America:
Hinge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann Jacob Hinge, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 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)
Hinge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Hinge, aged 28, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml