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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 Family Origin

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Hinton Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hinton. 36% of Hinton men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Hinton women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hinton were Clerk and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Clerk

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

Hinton Historical Records

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Census Record

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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 Canada, 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

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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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