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The Anglo-Saxon name Hingson comes from the family having resided in the village of Hinxton in the county of Cambridgeshire.
The surname Hingson was first found in Cambridgeshire, where evidence suggests they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest. Today Hingston Down is a hill near Gunnislake, Cornwall, and Hingston Down is a hill spur in Devon.
Hingson has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Hingston, Hinkston, Hinkson, Hingeston, Hingson and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hingson research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1612, 1683 and 14-y are included under the topic Early Hingson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hingson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hingson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Hingsons to arrive on North American shores:
Hingson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Hingson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hingson 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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