Hinde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 English word hind, which refers to a female deer. [1]

Early Origins of the Hinde family

The surname Hinde 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 Hinde family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hinde research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1557, 1569, 1629, 1569, 1586, 1550, 1606, 1652, 1648, 1649, 1651, 1652 and are included under the topic Early Hinde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hinde Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Hinde 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 Hinde family to Ireland

Some of the Hinde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hinde migration to the United States +

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
  • Robert Hinde, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Margaret Hinde, aged 30, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [3]
  • Rich Hinde, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [3]
  • James Hinde, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Eliz Hinde, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hinde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Hinde, who landed in South Carolina in 1771 [3]

Australia Hinde migration to Australia +

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

Hinde Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Hinde, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [4]

New Zealand Hinde 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:

Hinde Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Hinde, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1854
  • Mary Hinde, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1854
  • Miss Jane Hinde, (b. 1849), aged 19, British domestic servant travelling from London aboard the ship "Light Brigade" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th August 1868 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hinde (post 1700) +

  • Edmund C. Hinde (1830-1909), American gold miner and laborer, son of Thomas Spottswood Hinde
  • Harry H. Hinde (1865-1942), American politician, a Missouri State Representative
  • Dr. Thomas Hinde (1737-1828), English member of the British Royal Navy, an American Revolutionary, personal physician to Patrick Henry, and treated General Wolfe when he died in Quebec, Canada, Northern Kentucky's first physician
  • Charles T. Hinde (1832-1915), American industrialist, tycoon, riverboat captain, businessman, and entrepreneur, son of Thomas Spottswood Hinde
  • Thomas Spottswood Hinde (1785-1846), American newspaper editor, abolitionist, author, historian, real estate investor who founded the city of Mount Carmel, Illinois
  • John Wilfrid Hinde (1916-1997), English photographer
  • Town Crier David Hinde, In 2013 David set a new world record for the loudest recorded town crier
  • John Hamilton Hinde AM (1911-2006), Australian broadcaster and film reviewer
  • Robert Hinde (b. 1923), British zoologist and academic, Master of St John's College, Cambridge (1989-1994)
  • Rosalind Hinde Ph.D., Australian Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Royal Oak
  • L. Hinde, British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [6]


  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. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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