Hinton Family History
Hinton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the many places called Hinton (for example in Shropshire Herefordshire Gloucestershire Somerset Hampshire and Northamptonshire). Some of the placenames such as those in Northamptonshire Shropshire and Herefordshire derive from Old English hīna genitive plural form of hīwan ‘household religious community’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’ (compare Hine as the first element). Others such as those in Gloucestershire Somerset and Hampshire derive from Old English hēan dative form of hēah ‘high’ + tūn.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press