The lineage of the name Hendmarche begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in an area referred to as the Hindmarsh
in the North Riding of Yorkshire
. This surname was a local
name for a place that was known for low lying ground and the deer that were found there. It was originally derived from the Old English words hind,
which means a female deer
which literally refers to a swamp covered clearing.
Early Origins of the Hendmarche family
The surname Hendmarche was first found in Northumberland
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.
Early History of the Hendmarche family
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Hendmarche Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hendmarche has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hindmarsh, Hindmarshe, Hyndmarsh, Hendmarsh and many more.
Early Notables of the Hendmarche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hendmarche family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hendmarche were among those contributors: James, John and Mary Hindmarsh who settled in Virginia in 1738.
The Hendmarche Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil nisi patria
Motto Translation: Nothing without one’s country.