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.
Early Origins of the Hinote family
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.
Early History of the Hinote family
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 and printed products wherever possible.
Hinote Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Hinote family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinote 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 Hinotes to arrive in North America: James Inwood settled in Providence in 1779.