The ancestry of the name Hinkston dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Hinxton in the county of Cambridgeshire.
Early Origins of the Hinkston family
The surname Hinkston 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 Hinkston family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinkston research.Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1612, 1683 and 14-y are included under the topic Early Hinkston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hinkston 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 Hinkston have been found, including Hingston, Hinkston, Hinkson, Hingeston, Hingson and others.
Early Notables of the Hinkston family (pre 1700)
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinkston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hinkston family to Ireland
Some of the Hinkston 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 Hinkston family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hinkston, or a variant listed above: Philip Hinkson, who sailed to Maine in 1640; William Hingson to Barbados in 1658; Elizabeth, Isaac and Jane Hinkson to San Francisco in 1851.