name Hindall comes from the family having resided at Hindley, in Lancashire
, or later at Hiendley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. They are derived from the Old English words hind,
which meant "female deer," and leah,
which meant "forest clearing." The place-names as a whole mean "forest clearing where hinds are found."
Early Origins of the Hindall family
The surname Hindall was first found in Lancashire
, now part of Greater Manchester. The first record of the placename was as Hindele in 1212 CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"The family of Hindley, then Hindele, held lands here as early as the reign of Henry II.: in the eighth of Richard II., Robert, of this family, married Emma, one of the heiresses of Pemberton; and the Hindleys were living at the Hall in 1613." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hindall family
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Hindall Spelling Variations
Hindall has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Hindley, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.
Early Notables of the Hindall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hindall family to Ireland
Some of the Hindall family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hindall family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hindalls to arrive on North American shores:
Hindall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Carl Hindall, aged 27, who landed in America from Bordeaux, France, in 1917