The name Hingston is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Hinxton in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the Hingston family
The surname Hingston 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 Hingston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hingston research.Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1612, 1683 and 14-y are included under the topic Early Hingston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hingston 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. Hingston has been spelled many different ways, including Hingston, Hinkston, Hinkson, Hingeston, Hingson and others.
Early Notables of the Hingston family (pre 1700)
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hingston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hingston family to Ireland
Some of the Hingston 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 Hingston 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 Hingstons to arrive in North America:
Hingston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Hingston, who landed in New York, NY in 1837 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)
Hingston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. William Hingston U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Hingston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Hingston, who landed in Wairoa, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
Contemporary Notables of the name Hingston (post 1700)
- Thomas Hingston MD (1799-1837), English antiquarian
- Major Richard William George Hingston (1887-1966), Irish Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, physician, explorer and naturalist
- Dick Hingston (1915-1999), Australian rules footballer
- Sir William Hales Hingston KCB (1829-1907), Canadian physician, politician, banker, and Senator
Historic Events for the Hingston family
HMS Royal Oak
- Eric Hingston (d. 1939), British Leading Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html