Henxman
Henxman Henx"man, n. Henchman. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Hinckes — Recorded in the spellings of Hinks, Hincks, Hinkes, and Hinksman, this most interesting surname is of pre 8th century Anglo Saxon origins. It is an occupational name for a groom, later a squire or page of honour, and also a sumpter man or carrier …   Surnames reference

  • Hincks — Recorded in the spellings of Hinks, Hincks, Hinkes, and Hinksman, this most interesting surname is of pre 8th century Anglo Saxon origins. It is an occupational name for a groom, later a squire or page of honour, and also a sumpter man or carrier …   Surnames reference

  • Hinkes — Recorded in the spellings of Hinks, Hincks, Hinkes, and Hinksman, this most interesting surname is of pre 8th century Anglo Saxon origins. It is an occupational name for a groom, later a squire or page of honour, and also a sumpter man or carrier …   Surnames reference

  • Hinckesman — Recorded in many spellings including Henman, Hensman, Hinchman, Hincksman, Hinckesman, Hinxman and possibly others, this is an English medieval surname. It is or was descriptive for a knight s groom or page and derives from the pre 7th Century… …   Surnames reference

  • Henchman — Hench man (h[e^]nch man), n.; pl. { men} ( men). [OE. hencheman, henxman; prob. fr. OE. & AS. hengest horse + E. man, and meaning, a groom. AS. hengest is akin to D. & G. hengst stallion, OHG. hengist horse, gelding.] An attendant; a servant; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -men — Henchman Hench man (h[e^]nch man), n.; pl. { men} ( men). [OE. hencheman, henxman; prob. fr. OE. & AS. hengest horse + E. man, and meaning, a groom. AS. hengest is akin to D. & G. hengst stallion, OHG. hengist horse, gelding.] An attendant; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Henchman — The word henchman (Germanic irregular plural: hench men ) referred originally to one who attended on a horse, that is, a horse groom. Hence, like constable and marshal, also originally stable staff, henchman became the title of a (subordinate)… …   Wikipedia

  • Hinkins — Recorded in the spellings of Hinks, Hinkin, and Hinkins, this most interesting surname is English. Like the surname Hankin or Hankins, it probably derives from Johan, an early form of John. Johan was introduced into England either by the Normans… …   Surnames reference

  • Hinks — Recorded in the spellings of Hinks, Hinkin, and Hinkins, this most interesting surname is English. Like the surname Hankin or Hankins, it probably derives from Johan, an early form of John. Johan was introduced into England either by the Normans… …   Surnames reference

  • henchman — n. (pl. men) 1 a trusted supporter or attendant. 2 hist. a squire; a page of honour. 3 the principal attendant of a Highland chief. Etymology: ME henxman, hengestman f. OE hengst male horse …   Useful english dictionary

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