Origin of the name Hinsley
The surname Hinsley was historically concentrated in southern Lancashire and
western and southern Yorkshire. I believe that it, like Hinley and Hindsley, is
a variant of Hindley, derived from the Lancashire town of that name; persons
moving from Hindley to other settlements would (sometimes) take the name of
their previous residence as an identifier, which later evolved into a surnane.
(Hingley is more likely to derive from the town of Hinckley in Leicestershire.)
Sir Francis Harry Hinsley, OBE, historian and cryptanalyst, known for his
work at Bletchley Park during WWII, and for his subsequent writing on
international relations and British Intelligence.
Other Prominent Hinsleys
Andrew P. Hinsley, bacteriologist
Anthony Hinsley, author of "Testing Electrical Installations: A
Practical Guide for Electricians"
Chris Hinsley, games developer
Professor Curtis M. Hinsley, historian, at Northern Arizona University
David Hinsley, former member of Canadian rock band
Elizabeth Hinsley, horticultural researcher at North Carolina State University
Hinsley, guitarist with the pop group Hot Chocolate.
John Carroll Hinsley, American legal write
Ken Hinsley, American football player with Philadelphia Soul
Luke Hinsley, English soccer player
Dr. Matthew Hinsley, classical
tenor and guitarist, in Austin, TX.
Hinsleys on the WWW
Stewart R. Hinsley, software engineer, recreational mathematician and
Malcolm G. Hinsley, software entrepeneur and marathoner
- MyPCCam, video analysis software
© 2007, 2008, 2009 Stewart R. Hinsley