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Hinton Family History

Hinton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, which split more or less evenly into two groups with different etymologies. One set (with examples in Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) is named from the Old English weak dative hean (originally used after a preposition and article) of heah ‘high’ + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The other (with examples in Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Suffolk, and Wiltshire) has Old English hiwan ‘household’, ‘monastery’. Compare Hine as the first element.

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

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Name Distribution of Hinton Families

  • Number of Hinton families
     187 - 372
     63 - 186
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hinton families
     334 - 666
     112 - 333
     1 - 111
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hinton families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hinton Family Origin

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Hinton Immigration Information

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Hinton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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