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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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Hinton family from?

You can see how Hinton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hinton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hinton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Hinton families living in Kentucky. This was about 14% of all the recorded Hinton's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Hinton families in 1840.
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What did your Hinton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hinton. 22% of Hinton men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hinton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hinton were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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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