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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.

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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.

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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Hingston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Hingston U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784

Hingston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Hingston landed in Wairoa, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
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  • 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
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    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Hingston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hingston 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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