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The name Hinsley has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived at Hindley, in Lancashire, or later at Hiendley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. They are derived from the Old English words hind, which meant "female deer," and leah, which meant "forest clearing." The place-names as a whole mean "forest clearing where hinds are found."

Hinsley Early Origins



The surname Hinsley was first found in Lancashire, now part of Greater Manchester. The first record of the placename was as Hindele in 1212 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"The family of Hindley, then Hindele, held lands here as early as the reign of Henry II.: in the eighth of Richard II., Robert, of this family, married Emma, one of the heiresses of Pemberton; and the Hindleys were living at the Hall in 1613." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hinsley Spelling Variations


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Hinsley Spelling Variations



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 Hinsley have been found, including Hindley, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.

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Hinsley Early History


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Hinsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinsley research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hinsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hinsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hinsley 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



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 Hinsley, or a variant listed above:

Hinsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hinsley, who arrived in Iowa in 1883

Hinsley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Hinsley, aged 27, a porter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Sarah Hinsley, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Walter F. Hinsley, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Bertha M. Hinsley, aged 4 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hinsley (post 1700)



  • Jerry Dean Hinsley (b. 1945), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1964 to 1967 for the New York Mets
  • George Hinsley (1914-1989), English footballer who played from 1935 to 1950
  • Arthur Hinsley (1865-1943), English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Westminster from 1935 until his death
  • Sir Francis Harry Hinsley OBE (1918-1998), English historian and cryptanalyst who worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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