The origins of the Hinkson name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Hinxton in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the Hinkson family
The surname Hinkson 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.
Early History of the Hinkson family
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Hinkson Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hinkson were recorded, including Hingston, Hinkston, Hinkson, Hingeston, Hingson and others.
Early Notables of the Hinkson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinkson family to Ireland
Some of the Hinkson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hinkson family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hinkson family emigrate to North America:
Hinkson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Philip Hinkson, who sailed to Maine in 1640
Hinkson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth, Isaac and Jane Hinkson to San Francisco in 1851
Hinkson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- George Hinkson, who landed in Canada in 1830
Contemporary Notables of the name Hinkson (post 1700)
- Benjamin B. Hinkson (1799-1877), American politician, the 4th Ohio Secretary of State
- Ronald "Boo" Hinkson, Saint Lucian jazz guitarist
- Pamela Hinkson (1900-1982), Anglo-Irish writer, author of the book The Ladies' Road (1932), daughter of Katharine Tynan
- Katharine Tynan Hinkson (1861-1931), born Katharine Tynan, Irish-born writer, known for her novels and poetry