Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person with a mild temperment. The surname Hinday is derived from the Old English word hendy, which means courteous, kind, and gentle. This word was also often used as a personal name. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Hinday family
Surrey 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 Hinday family
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Hinday Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Hendy, Henday, Hendey, Hendley and others.
Early Notables of the Hinday family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinday family to Ireland
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Migration of the Hinday 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 Hinday were among those contributors: Richard Hendy settled in Barbados in 1679.
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