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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hinote is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Inwood in the west of England. Hinote 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.
The surname Hinote was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Hinote has been spelled many different ways, including Inwood, Intwood, Inward and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinote research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Hinote History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hinote Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Hinotes to arrive in North America: James Inwood settled in Providence in 1779.
The Hinote Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinote Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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