Show ContentsHinksman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Hinksman finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a groom, squire, or page. The surname Hinksman is derived from the Old English words hengest, which means stallion, and mann, which means groom or servant. The latter word acquired its meaning of squire or page of honor in later times, in other words "an attendant upon a nobleman or personage of high distinction." [1]

Early Origins of the Hinksman family

The surname Hinksman was first found in Northamptonshire near Seagrove, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Hinksman family

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Hinksman Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hinksman family name include Henchman, Hensman, Hinxman, Hinchman, Hincksman and many more.

Early Notables of the Hinksman family

Distinguished members of the family include Humphrey Henchman (1592-1675), who was Bishop of Salisbury and later of London. He was "the third son of Thomas Henchman, skinner, of the city of London, by his wife Anne Griffiths, daughter of Robert Griffiths of Carnarvon, was born at Barton Seagrove, Northamptonshire, in the house of Owen Owens, the rector of the parish, whose wife...
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Australia Hinksman migration to Australia +

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

Hinksman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Peter Hinksman, English convict who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "China" on 95th January 1846, arriving in Norfolk Island, Australia [2]

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 5th February 2021 from on Facebook