name Hingson comes from the family having resided in the village of Hinxton in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the Hingson family
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.
Early History of the Hingson family
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Hingson Spelling Variations
Hingson 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. Spelling variants included: Hingston, Hinkston, Hinkson, Hingeston, Hingson and others.
Early Notables of the Hingson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hingson family to Ireland
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hingson 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 Hingsons to arrive on North American shores:
Hingson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Hingson, who settled in Barbados in 1658
Contemporary Notables of the name Hingson (post 1700)
- Dr. Robert Hingson MD, American physician and inventor, inductee into the Alabama Health Care Hall of Fame
- Michael Hingson, American blind survivor of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center, motivational speaker and author