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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Hinton surname lived in the parish of Hinton in the diocese of Salisbury, Winchester, Oxford, Peterborough, Bath and Wells.

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The surname Hinton was first found in Cumberland 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.

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hinton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hinton include: Hinton, Hynton, Hintone and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinton research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hinton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hinton or a variant listed above:

Hinton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth, Elias, Joane, John Hinton all settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Elizabeth Hinton, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Ellias Hinton, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Joane Hinton, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • John Hinton, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1624
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Hinton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Hinton, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • William Hinton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1717-1718
  • Adam Hinton, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1747
  • James Hinton settled in Maryland in 1774
  • Timothy and William Hinton settled in New England in 1774

Hinton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hinton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • David Hinton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Hinton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Hinton, English convict from Shropshire, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Edward Hinton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • Eliza Hinton, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
  • Thomas Hinton, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Ramillies"

Hinton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Hinton, aged 49, a tailor, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Maria Hinton, aged 47, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
  • Maria Hinton, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873
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  • Violet Hinton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1998
  • S. F. Hinton, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1914
  • R. W. Hinton Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924
  • Linda L. Hinton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1996
  • John T. Hinton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1912
  • James Sidney Hinton (1834-1892), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1872; Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1881
  • Gregory T. Hinton, American politician, Mayor of Fairmont, West Virginia, 1983
  • E. J. Hinton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1908
  • Deane Roesch Hinton (b. 1923), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Zaire, 1974-75; El Salvador, 1981; Pakistan, 1983-86; Costa Rica, 1987-90; Panama, 1990-94
  • Carl Hinton, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Hinton, West Virginia, 1934-55
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Hinton Historic Events



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Stephen William Hinton (d. 1912), aged 30, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
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  • The Hintons of Nash and Johnston Counties, North Carolina by Judith Garner Hinton.
  • Hintan and Related Family History by George Washington Hinton.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. 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.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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