Origen: Normando. The ancestry of the name Hinchliffe dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived at Hinchcliff, now named Hinchliffe Mill, a spot in the township of Austonley, close to Holmtorth in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The name was derived from the Old English phrase "henge-clif" meaning "steep cliff." Some of the first records of the name include: John de Hengeclif who was listed in the Court Rolls of the Manor or Wakefield in 1324; Agnes de Hingeclif who was listed in the same reference but a few years later in 1327. The Yorkshire Poll Tax records of 1379 list: Johannes de Hyncheclyff: Willelmus de Hynchecliff; and Ricardus de Hynchecliff. First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The name Hinchcliffe in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. It is in the Northern Counties as well as in County Dublin that the majority of descendants bearing this name in Ireland can still today be found.

Variantes: Hinchcliffe, Hinchliffe, Hinchcliff, Hincliffe, Henchcliff y otros.