Hinsy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Hinsy is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from a nickname as in "son of the hine (hind.)" [1]

Early Origins of the Hinsy family

The surname Hinsy 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 Hinsy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinsy research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1617, 1673 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Hinsy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hinsy Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hinsy has been recorded under many different variations, including Hinson, Hineson, Hindson, Hyneson, Hynson and others.

Early Notables of the Hinsy family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hinsy family to Ireland

Some of the Hinsy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hinsy family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hinsy or a variant listed above: John Hinson, who sailed to St.Christopher in 1635; Thomas Hinson to Virginia in 1670; Joseph Hinson to Philadelphia in 1812; Martin Hinson settled in Mobile, Ala. in 1852 and Andrew Hinson in Arkansas in 1896..



  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)


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