Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a keeper of the deer. The surname Heiney 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.
Early Origins of the Heiney family
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 Hundredorum 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.
Early History of the Heiney family
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Heiney Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Heiney family name include Hines, Hine, Hyne, Hynes and others.
Early Notables of the Heiney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Heiney family to Ireland
Some of the Heiney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Heiney family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Heiney surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Thomas and Anthony Hine settled in Virginia in 1653; James Hines settled in Boston in 1716; Jane Hine settled in New England in 1769; James, Jane, Michael, Patrick and William Hines all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860. In Newfoundland, Philip Hines settled at Holyrood Head in 1801.
Contemporary Notables of the name Heiney (post 1700)
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