Hingston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Hingston family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hingston research. Another 94 words (7 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 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hingston migration to the United States

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 [1]

Hingston migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hingston Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. William Hingston U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]

Hingston migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hingston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Emily Hingston, (b. 1846), aged 19, Cornish nursemaid departing from Liverpool on 11th July 1865 aboard the ship "Duke of Newcastle" arriving in Hobsons Bay, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 20th October 1865 [3]

Hingston migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hingston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Hingston, who landed in Wairoa, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mr. Andrew Hingston, (b. 1848), aged 30, Cornish farm labourer departing on 29th October 1878 aboard the ship "Western Monarch" going to Bluff or Otago, New Zealand arriving in port on 26th February 1879 [4]
  • Mrs. Annie Hingston, (b. 1856), aged 22, Cornish settler departing on 29th October 1878 aboard the ship "Western Monarch" going to Bluff or Otago, New Zealand arriving in port on 26th February 1879 [4]
  • Mr. Andrew Hingston, (b. 1848), aged 30, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Western Monarch" arriving in New Zealand in 1879 [5]
  • Mrs. Annie Hingston, (b. 1858), aged 20, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Western Monarch" arriving in New Zealand in 1879 [5]

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 [6]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ 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
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