Hinkle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hinkle has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived at Hinckley, in Leicestershire. The place-name Hinckley is derived from the Old English personal name Hynca, and leah, an Old English word that meant "forest clearing."

Early Origins of the Hinkle family

The surname Hinkle was first found in Leicestershire at Hinckley, a market town and parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Hinchelie. [1]

"This place was created a barony soon after the Conquest, and was held by Hugh de Grentismenil, seneschal of England in the reigns of William Rufus and Henry I., who erected a stately castle and a church, and founded a small priory of Benedictine monks, which, before 1173, was granted as a cell to the abbey of Lyra, in Normandy, by Robert Blanchmaines, Earl of Leicester." [2]

One of the first records of the family was Anfred de Hinkelai who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Leicestershire in 1176. A few years later, Roger de Hinckelee was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Wiltshire in 1208 and later again, John de Hynkeley was found in the Subsidy Rolls for Staffordshire in 1332. [3]

Early History of the Hinkle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinkle research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1618, 1706, 1634, 1680, 1686, 1617, 1695 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Hinkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hinkle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hinkle have been found, including Hinkley, Hinkler, Hincle, Hinchley, Hinckley and others.

Early Notables of the Hinkle family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinkle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hinkle Ranking

In the United States, the name Hinkle is the 1,204th most popular surname with an estimated 24,870 people with that name. [4]

United States Hinkle migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hinkle, or a variant listed above:

Hinkle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Hinkle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [5]
Hinkle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Hinkle, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Charles Hinkle, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Elisab. A. Hinkle, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1892
  • Charles D. Hinkle, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from London, in 1899
Hinkle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • E. V. Hinkle, aged 56, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Anna Hinkle, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Edward Fate Hinkle, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1905
  • A. Howard Hinkle, aged 64, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Alfred B. Hinkle, aged 41, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hinkle (post 1700) +

  • Phillip D. "Phil" Hinkle (b. 1946), American former politician, Member of the Indiana House of Representatives (2000-2012)
  • John Nelson Hinkle (1854-1905), American politician, 34th mayor of Columbus, Ohio (1901-1903)
  • Robert Lewis Hinkle (b. 1951), United States federal judge
  • Grant Hinkle, American poker player, winner of the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP)
  • Mark Hinkle (b. 1951), American libertarian activist and businessman, U.S. Libertarian Party National Chairman (2010-2012)
  • Marin Elizabeth Hinkle (b. 1966), Tanzania-born, American actress, best known for her role as Judith Harper-Melnick, Alan Harper's mean ex-wife on the hit series Two and a Half Men
  • James F. Hinkle (1864-1951), American politician, 6th Governor of New Mexico (1923-1925)
  • Paul D. "Tony" Hinkle (1899-1992), American basketball coach, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1965
  • Lon Hinkle (b. 1949), American PGA golfer
  • Gordie Hinkle (1905-1972), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ 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)

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