Hinton Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Henton, Hilton, Winton, Linton, Hunton, Kinton, Holton, Minton

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Hinton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hinton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hinton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Hinton Family Origin

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Hinton Family Occupations

What did your Hinton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hinton. The most common Hinton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Hinton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hinton family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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Hinton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 192,000 census records available for the last name Hinton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hinton 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Hinton. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Hinton. For the veterans among your Hinton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hinton Life Expectancy

What is the average Hinton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hinton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hinton in 1944 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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