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Hinkson Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Hingston in Bigbury or Hingston Down in Moretonhampstead (both Devon). Hinxton (Cambridgeshire) is a possible alternative source for the surname in eastern England. Hingston in Bigbury derives from Old English hind ‘hind female deer’ + stān ‘stone’ while Hingston Down in Moretonhampstead comes from Old English hengest ‘horse stallion’ + dūn ‘hill’. Hinxton (Cambridgeshire) derives either from Old English hengest or the Old English personal name Hengest + Old English connective -ing- + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hinks, Pinkston, Kinson, Pinson, Wickson, Hinton, Minson, Hindson

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You can see how Hinkson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hinkson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hinkson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Hinkson families living in Derbyshire. This was about 38% of all the recorded Hinkson's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire had the highest population of Hinkson families in 1891.
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What did your Hinkson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Hinkson. 100% of Hinkson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hinkson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Hinkson in 1957 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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