Hindell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hindell name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived 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 Hindell family

The surname Hindell was first found in Lancashire, now part of Greater Manchester. The first record of the placename was as Hindele in 1212 [1] "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." [2]

Important Dates for the Hindell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hindell research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1700 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hindell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hindell Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hindell has undergone many spelling variations, including Hindley, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.

Early Notables of the Hindell family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hindell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hindell family

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 Hindell were among those contributors: William Hindley settled in New England in 1747; Thomas Hindley settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820; James, John, Joseph, Michael, Peter, Richard Hindley all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1868..

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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