The present generation of the Hinarsh family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having 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 Hinarsh family
The surname Hinarsh 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 Hinarsh family
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Hinarsh Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hinarsh include Hindmarsh, Hindmarshe, Hyndmarsh, Hendmarsh and many more.
Early Notables of the Hinarsh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinarsh family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hinarsh were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: James, John and Mary Hindmarsh who settled in Virginia in 1738.
The Hinarsh 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.