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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 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.

Hindes Early Origins



The surname Hindes 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.

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Hindes Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hindes Early History


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Hindes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hindes research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1557 is included under the topic Early Hindes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hindes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hindes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hindes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hindes In Ireland


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Hindes In Ireland



Some of the Hindes 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • John Hindes, who arrived in Maryland in 1666
  • Richard Hindes, who arrived in Maryland or Virginia in 1666
  • William Hindes, who arrived in Maryland in 1672

Hindes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathew Hindes, who landed in America in 1764

Hindes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Alphonso Hindes, who landed in Canada in 1835

Hindes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hindes, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Ostrich"
  • John Hindes, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Frederick Hindes, aged 24, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hindes (post 1700)


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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 in 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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Hindes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hindes 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 April 2016 at 17:02.

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