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Jinks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Jinks family


The surname Jinks 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. [1]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 Jinks family


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Another 137 words (10 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 Jinks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jinks 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. Jinks has been recorded under many different variations, including Jenks, Jenkes, Jinks, Jinkes, Chenks, Chenkes and others.

Early Notables of the Jinks 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)...
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Migration of the Jinks family to the New World and Oceana


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 Jinks or a variant listed above:

Jinks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D Jinks, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]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)
  • Thomas Jinks, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1896

Jinks Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George W. K. Jinks, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Devonport, England, in 1907
  • John Jinks, aged 27, who emigrated to America from Alloa, Scotland, in 1907
  • William Jinks, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Annie Jinks, aged 33, who landed in America from Graigue, Ireland, in 1915
  • Jane Jinks, aged 21, who landed in America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Jinks Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Edmund Jinks, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760

Jinks Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gladys Mary Jinks, aged 26, who emigrated to Alberta, Canada, in 1916
  • Herbt Edward Jinks, aged 32, who settled in Alberta, Canada, in 1916
  • Thomas Jinks, aged 33, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1921

Jinks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Jinks, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Contemporary Notables of the name Jinks (post 1700)


  • Dan Jinks, American Academy Award, BAFTA, and two-time PGA award winning film and television producer
  • Harold Jinks, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Arkansas, 1992 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Thomas Jinks (b. 1916), English footballer
  • John Jinks (d. 1934), Irish politician
  • Fred Jinks (b. 1880), Australian rules footballer
  • Catherine Jinks (b. 1963), Australian author, three-time Children's Book Council Of Australia Book of the Year Award winner
  • John Leonard Jinks (1929-1987), British geneticist

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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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