Early Origins of the Jinkes family
The surname Jinkes was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
in the 13th century. The name could have also been a baptismal name as in "son of John" which was a diminutive of Jenkin and this was later modified to Jenks and Jinks. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Jinkes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jinkes research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1439, 1982, 1455, 1487, 1602, 1682, 1654, 1632, 1717, 1645, 1671, 1656, 1740, 1656 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Jinkes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Jinkes 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 Jinkes have been found, including Jenks, Jenkes, Jinks, Jinkes, Chenks, Chenkes and others.
Early Notables of the Jinkes family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Joseph Jencks I (1602-1682), early American settler in Lynn, Massachusetts, he was awarded the first patent in North America by the General Court of Massachusetts, for making scythes. In 1654 he built the first fire engine in North America. His son, Joseph Jencks II (1632-1717)... Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jinkes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Jinkes family to the New World and Oceana
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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Jinkes, or a variant listed above:
Jinkes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Henry Jinkes, who landed in Maryland in 1666-1680 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)