Interesting information I found while scouring the internet for Hinson information. Below is a map showing the distribution of people with the name “Hinson” in the US.
Hinson is derived from the pre-seventh-century Old English word hind, meaning a female deer or servant. Thus, with the patronymic suffix son, it would indicate the son of a gentle person or son of a servant. Some of the different spellings are Hyndson, Henson, Hynson, and Hyndson. Hinson family history notes the first spelling as Henry Hynson in the Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire, England, in 1379. Noteworthy Hinson genealogy members are actress Jordan Hinson; neurology professor Vanessa K Hinson; pianist and composer John Hinson; singer and guitarist Micah P. Hinson; and geologist, engineer, and oil company executive Howard Hinson.
Statistics: Figures on the surname ‘Hinson’
In the US there are 7,143 phone book entries with the surname Hinson and approximately 25,740 persons with this name.
Thus, the surname Hinson is the 1,452. most frequent name in the US.
People with this surname live in 51 states. Most occurrences are in North Carolina: 1,747.
Other states with lots of occurrences are South Carolina (782), Florida (664), Texas (622), Tennessee (479), Georgia (467), Alabama (283), Virginia (234), California (217), as well as Arkansas (141).
The following surnames sound like Hinson and you might want to try these if other searches fail:
Hansen, Hanson, Henson, Hannigan, Hennigan, Hanscom, Hinkson, Hankin, Hanssen, Hynson, Hensen, Heneghan, Heinsohn, Heinzen, Henschen, Hansson, Henken, Hanigan, Henkin, Hanken, Hannagan, Hanagan, Hanneken, Hamson, Hannegan, Henigan, Henjum, Hangen, Hengen, Hemken.