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The name Hinshaw is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the settlement of Henshaw in Northumberland, or in the settlement of Henshaw in Prestbury, which is in the county of Cheshire. The surname Hinshaw belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hinshaw Early Origins



The surname Hinshaw was first found in Cheshire 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.

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Hinshaw Spelling Variations


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Hinshaw 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. Hinshaw has been spelled many different ways, including Henshaw, Henshall, Henshawe and others.

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Hinshaw Early History


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Hinshaw Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinshaw research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1628, 1673, 1663, 1608, 1679, 1663, 1618 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Hinshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hinshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hinshaw Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Hinshaws to arrive in North America:

Hinshaw Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Hinshaw, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Mary Hinshaw, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Tho Hinshaw, who landed in Virginia in 1646

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinshaw (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinshaw (post 1700)



  • Alexander Omar Hinshaw (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball player
  • Edmund Howard Hinshaw (1860-1932), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska (1903-1911)
  • John Carl Hinshaw (1894-1956), American politician, United States Representative from California (1939-1943)
  • Jerry E. Hinshaw (1917-2003), American politician, Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (1981-1996)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Hinshaw Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinshaw 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 June 2016 at 09:00.

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