The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Hinkly come from when the family resided 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 Hinkly family
The surname Hinkly 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hinkly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinkly research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1618, 1706, 1634, 1680 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Hinkly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hinkly Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hinkly has been recorded under many different variations, including Hinkley, Hinkler, Hincle, Hinchley, Hinckley and others.
Early Notables of the Hinkly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinkly family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hinkly or a variant listed above: Samuel Hinckley settled in New England
with his wife Sarah and four children in 1634; Amos Hinckley settled in New York in 1851; Ebenezer Hinkley settled in Boston in 1765.