Hinxmynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Hinxmynd. It was a name given to someone who was a groom, squire, or page. The surname Hinxmynd is derived from the Old English words hengest, which means stallion, and mann, which means groom or servant. The latter word acquired its meaning of squire or page of honor in later times, in other words "an attendant upon a nobleman or personage of high distinction." [1]

Early Origins of the Hinxmynd family

The surname Hinxmynd was first found in Northamptonshire near Seagrove, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Hinxmynd family

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Hinxmynd 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 Hinxmynd have been found, including Henchman, Hensman, Hinxman, Hinchman, Hincksman and many more.

Early Notables of the Hinxmynd family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Humphrey Henchman (1592-1675), who was Bishop of Salisbury and later of London. He was "the third son of Thomas Henchman, skinner, of the city of London, by his wife Anne Griffiths, daughter of Robert Griffiths of Carnarvon, was born at Barton Seagrove, Northamptonshire, in the house of Owen Owens, the rector of the parish, whose wife...
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Migration of the Hinxmynd family

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. Among the first immigrants of the name Hinxmynd, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Daniel Henchman, who sailed to Boston, Massachusetts in 1635; Richard Hensman, who came to Barbados in 1664; Anne Hinxman who came to Maryland in 1677.



  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


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