Hinchliff Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Origins of Hinchliff:
The origins of the Hinchliff name lie with England’s old Anglo-Saxon culture.  It acquires from when the family resided at Hinchcliff, now named Hinchliffe Mill, a spot in the township of Austonley, close to Holmtorth in the West Riding of Yorkshire.  The name acquired from the Old English phrase “henge-clif” which means “steep cliff.”

Variations:
More common variations are: Hinchliffe, Hincheliff, Hinchlliff, Hinchlif, Hincheliffe, Hiinchliffe, Hinchiliffe, Hinchlife, Hinchlffe.

England:
The surname Hinchliff first appeared in the West Riding of Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was John de Hengeclif who noted in the Court Rolls of the Manor or Wakefield in 1324. Agnes de Hingeclif recorded in the same reference but a few years later in 1327.  The Record of Freeman in York list William Hynsecliff in 1485 and Henry Hensceclyf in 1552.  John Hyncheclyffe noted in Sheffield in 1441, and so John Hinchliffe in 1633.  The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 record as Johannes de Hyncheclyff; Willelmus de Hynchecliff; and Ricardus de Hynchecliff.

United States of America:
Individuals with the surname Hinchliff landed in the United States in the 19th century.  Some of the people with the name Hinchliff who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Arthur Hinchliff, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) Division, Pennsylvania in the year 1879.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

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