Hindes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Hindes was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a person who was gentle or timid. The name Hindes is derived from the Old English word hind, which refers to a female deer. [1]

Early Origins of the Hindes family

The surname Hindes 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 Hindes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hindes 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 Hindes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hindes Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Hind, Hinde, Hynd, Hynde, Hynds, Hinds and others.

Early Notables of the Hindes 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 Hindes family to Ireland

Some of the Hindes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hindes migration to the United States +

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hindes or a variant listed above:

Hindes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Hindes, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [3]
  • John Hindes, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [3]
  • Richard Hindes, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1666 [3]
  • William Hindes, who arrived in Maryland in 1672 [3]
Hindes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathew Hindes, who landed in America in 1764 [3]

Canada Hindes migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hindes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Alphonso Hindes, who landed in Canada in 1835

Australia Hindes migration to Australia +

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

Hindes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Hindes, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Ostrich" [4]
  • John Hindes, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Frederick Hindes, aged 24, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hindes (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Hindes (b. 1958), American writer and former journalist
  • Nishan and Nifa Hindes (b. 1979), English identical twin models, Nishan is an actress, while Nifa is a Foster's Pitgirl in Grand Prix motor racing
  • Philip Hindes MBE (1992-2012), British Olympic gold medalist track cyclist at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Robert Hindes Groome (1810-1889), English churchman, Archdeacon of Suffolk, born at Framlingham on 18 Jan. 1810, the second son of the Rev. John Hindes Groome, formerly fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and rector for twenty-seven years of Earl Soham and Monk Soham in Suffolk [6]
  • Francis Hindes Groome (1851-1902), English author, son of Robert Hindes Groome


  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 Saturday 22nd July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Ostrich 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ostrich1854.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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