The present generation of the Hynchly family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived at Hinckley, in Leicestershire
. The place-name Hinckley is derived from the Old English personal name
Hynca, and leah,
an Old English word that meant "forest clearing."
Early Origins of the Hynchly family
The surname Hynchly was first found in Leicestershire
at Hinckley, a market town and parish that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 when it was listed as Hinchelie. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"This place was created a barony soon after the Conquest, and was held by Hugh de Grentismenil, seneschal of England
in the reigns of William Rufus and Henry I., who erected a stately castle and a church, and founded a small priory of Benedictine monks, which, before 1173, was granted as a cell to the abbey of Lyra, in Normandy
, by Robert Blanchmaines, Earl of Leicester." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hynchly family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hynchly research.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1322, 1618, 1706, 1634, 1680 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Hynchly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hynchly Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hynchly include Hinkley, Hinkler, Hincle, Hinchley, Hinckley and others.
Early Notables of the Hynchly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hynchly family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hynchly were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Samuel Hinckley settled in New England
with his wife Sarah and four children in 1634; Amos Hinckley settled in New York in 1851; Ebenezer Hinkley settled in Boston in 1765.