Hinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hinson is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from a nickname as in "son of the hine (hind.)" [1]

Early Origins of the Hinson family

The surname Hinson was first found in Yorkshire, where we find Henry Hynson, Ellen Hyneson and Thomas Hynson, "ploghwryght," (plough wright) listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. Henry and Thomas were either brothers or father and son, and were the scions of their respective branches of the family name. [1]

Early History of the Hinson family

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Hinson Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hinson has undergone many spelling variations, including Hinson, Hineson, Hindson, Hyneson, Hynson and others.

Early Notables of the Hinson family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hinson family to Ireland

Some of the Hinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hinson migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hinson were among those contributors:

Hinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ralph Hinson, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634 [2]
  • John Hinson, who sailed to St. Christopher in 1635
  • Jo Hinson, aged 21, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [2]
  • William Hinson, who landed in Maryland in 1650 [2]
  • Thomas Hinson, who landed in Maryland in 1651 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Hinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [2]
  • Oril Hinson, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [2]
  • Ore Hinson, who arrived in Virginia in 1724 [2]
Hinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Hinson, who settled in Philadelphia in 1812
  • Martin Hinson, who settled in Mobile, Alabama in 1852
  • Martin Hinson, aged 28, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852 [2]
  • Andrew Hinson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1896
  • Andrew Hinson, who arrived in Arkansas in 1896 [2]

Australia Hinson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Hinson, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]
  • Richard Hinson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hinson (post 1700) +

  • John Hinson, award winning American pianist and composer
  • Vanessa K Hinson MD, Ph.D., American Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Howard Hinson, American geologist, engineer and oil company executive
  • David R. Hinson, American businessman, former head of Midway Airlines
  • Paul Hinson (1904-1960), American Major League Baseball player
  • Larry Hinson (b. 1944), American PGA professional golfer
  • Darnell Hinson (b. 1980), American basketball player
  • Barry Hinson (b. 1961), NCAA basketball coach

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEBONHEATH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Stebonheath.htm

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