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Hingston Family History

Hingston Name Meaning
English (Devon): habitational name from any of three places so named. Hingston, Cornwall and Hingston Down in Moretonhampstead, Devon are both named from the Old English byname Hengest (or from Old English hengest ‘stallion’) + Old English dun ‘hill’, while Hingston in Bigbury, Devon is named from Old English hind ‘hind’ + stan ‘stone’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hingston Families

  • Number of Hingston families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hingston families
     125 - 247
     42 - 124
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hingston Family Origin

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Hingston Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hingston

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Hingston Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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