Hingston Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Kingston, Winston, Hinton, Langston, Winton, Kington, Hogston

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Hingston Family Origin

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Hingston Family Occupations

What did your Hingston ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Boat Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hingston. The most common Hingston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Hingston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hingston family was Calker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Boat Builder

  • Calker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hingston ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hingston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hingston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hingston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hingston. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hingston. For the veterans among your Hingston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hingston Life Expectancy

What is the average Hingston lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Hingston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hingston in 1962 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hingston ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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