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Where did the English Hynes family come from? What is the English Hynes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hynes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hynes family history?The founding heritage of the Hynes family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Hynes comes from when one of the family worked as a keeper of the deer. The surname Hynes originally derived from the Old English word hinde which referred to someone who tended the deer. A quote from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales underlines the occupation: Ther n'as baillif, ne herde, ne other hine.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hynes has been spelled many different ways, including Hines, Hine, Hyne, Hynes and others.
First found in Oxfordshire, where one of the first on record was Robert Hine who was Lord of the manor and held estates in that shire in the year 1254. John le Hyne was listed in the Hundred Rolls of 1273 in Oxford, and Robert le Hine was listed in Suffolk in the same rolls.The Writs of Parliament of 1313 show Stephen le Hine.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hynes research. Another 191 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 125 and 1254 are included under the topic Early Hynes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hynes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hynes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hyness to arrive in North America:
Hynes Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hynes Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Hynes Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Hynes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hynes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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