Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hinkpane is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Inkpen near Hungerford in Berkshire. Hinkpane is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.
Early Origins of the Hinkpane family
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the village's name was Hingepene CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) and was literally derived from the Old English words "ing" (meaning hill or peak) and the Celtic or Old English word "penn" (meaning hill or enclosure.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Hinkpane family
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Hinkpane Spelling Variations
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. Hinkpane has been spelled many different ways, including Inkpen, Inkpin, Ingpen and others.
Early Notables of the Hinkpane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinkpane family to Ireland
Some of the Hinkpane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hinkpane 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 Hinkpanes to arrive in North America: John Inkpen, who settled in New England in 1756.
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