Hinchman Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Origins of Hinchman:
The origins of the Hinchman surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon clans of Britain.  The name Hinchman began when a person in that family worked as a groom, squire, or page.  The surname Hinchman acquired from the Old English words hengest, which means horse and mann, which means groom or servant.  The latter word derived its meaning of squire or page of honorin later times.  One relatively recent invention that did much to regulate English spelling was the printing press.  However, before its invention even the most educated people noted their names according to sound rather than spelling.  The spelling variations under which the name Hinchman has found include Henchman, Hensman, Hinxman, Hinchman, Hincksman and much more

More common variations are: Heinchman, Hinchmann, Hinchaman, Hinchmain, Heinchmann, Henchman, Hunchman, Hinchamn, Hanchman, Hinchmon.

The surname Hinchman first appeared in Northamptonshire near Seagrove, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

United States of America:
Some of the people with the name Hinchmanwho arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Thomas Hinchman, who landed in New England in 1654.  Nathaniel Hinchman, who arrived in Maryland in  the year 1665.  Edmund Hinchrnan, who arrived in New England in  the year 1668. The following century saw more Hinchman surnames arrive.  Some of the people with the surname Hinchman who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included F Hinchman, who landed in San Francisco, California in the year 1851.  T. Hinchman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in the year 1852.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Ar. a chev. betw. three buglehorns sa. stringed gu. on a chief ot the second as many lions ramp. of the first. Crest—A demi lion ramp. ar. holding a buglehorn, as in the arms.

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