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Following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Hinde was first found in Britina. It was a name for a person who was gentle or timid. The name Hinde is derived from the Old and Old English word hind, which refers to a female deer. 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.
The surname Hinde was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Hinde are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hinde include Hind, Hinde, Hynd, Hynde, Hynds, Hinds and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinde research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1557 is included under the topic Early Hinde History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hinde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hinde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Hinde, or a variant listed above:
Hinde Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Hinde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hinde Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Hinde Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Hinde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hinde Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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