Hind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hind family has descended through the lines of the ancient Normans that came to England following their Conquest of England in 1066. The Hind name reveals that an early member was a person who was gentle or timid. The name Hind is derived from the Old English word hind, which refers to a female deer. [1]

Early Origins of the Hind family

The surname Hind was first found in Essex, where Cristiana Henry Hynde was listed in the Assize Rolls for 1285, and again in the Subsidy Rolls for Staffordshire in 1332. [1]

Early History of the Hind family

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Hind Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hind family name include Hind, Hinde, Hynd, Hynde, Hynds, Hinds and others.

Early Notables of the Hind family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Hinde (1569?-1629), English Puritan divine, born at Kendal, Westmoreland, about 1569, entered Queen's College, Oxford, in Michaelmas term 1586 as a servitor, but was elected successively tabarder and perpetual fellow. [2] Sir John Hynde (d. 1550), was an early English judge, of a family settled at Madingley in Cambridgeshire, and was educated at Cambridge. [2] John Hynde ( fl. 1606), was an English romancer, probably grandson of Sir John Hynde, the judge [q. v.] [2] On the infamous side, James Hind (d. 1652), was an English highwayman, son of a saddler of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire and...
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Ireland Migration of the Hind family to Ireland

Some of the Hind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hind migration to the United States +

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Hind family to immigrate North America:

Hind Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Hind who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Alexander Hind, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 [3]
  • Edward Hind, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [3]
  • Danll Hind, who landed in Virginia in 1665 [3]
  • Richard Hind, aged 24, who landed in Virginia in 1683 [3]
Hind Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Hind, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1713 [3]
  • Rice Hind, who arrived in Virginia in 1715 [3]
  • Philip Hind, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [3]
  • William Hind, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [3]
  • Isaac, John, Joseph and Mary Hind, who settled in Maryland in 1774
Hind Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Hind, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1812 [3]
  • John C Hind, who arrived in New York in 1820 [3]
  • George Rodney Hind, who arrived in New York in 1826 [3]
  • Thomas Hind, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [3]

Canada Hind migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hind Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Hind, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815

Australia Hind migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hind Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hind, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Mr. Shadrach Hind, British convict who was convicted in Reading, Berkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Henry Tanner" on 27th June 1834, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. Leonard Hind, English convict who was convicted in Durham, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Blenheim" on 11th March 1837, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [6]
  • Jane Hind, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [7]
  • Isabella Hind, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Stevenson" in 1850 [8]
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New Zealand Hind migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hind Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J B Hind, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Hind (post 1700) +

  • Mr. James Robert Hind O.B.E., Q.G.M., British Lieutenant Colonel for The Parachute Regiment, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 [9]
  • Theodore Hind Hoyle (1884-1953), British first-class cricketer


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/henry-tanner
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM STEVENSON 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850WmStevenson.gif
  9. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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