Dear Mr. Liam Zinkant,
our surname is from a part of Germany which is called "Hessen". In my country it isn't a very common name, and I think, everybody with this surname has the same roots as I. I'm not sure about the meaning of our name - may be it refers on a profession in former times. Actually I can't find my dictionary. So it's too difficult to explain my oppinion about the meaning. If you want, we may continue our conversation a little later.
Greetings from Hendrik Zinkant