Hindle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Hindle surname 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 Hindle family

The surname Hindle 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]

Early rolls included Simon de Hindelay in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire in 1219 and Robert de Hindeley in the Assize Rolls for Durham in 1243. [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 included Margareta de Hyndelay; Roger de Hyndelay; and Matilda de Hyndelay. [4]

Early History of the Hindle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hindle research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1613, 1700 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hindle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hindle Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hindle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hindle include: Hindley, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.

Early Notables of the Hindle family (pre 1700)

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


United States Hindle migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hindle or a variant listed above:

Hindle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Hindle, who arrived in America in 1812 [5]
  • William Hindle, aged 38, who landed in Missouri in 1844 [5]
  • Henry Hindle, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1857 [5]

Australia Hindle migration to Australia +

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

Hindle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Hindle, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Peter Hindle, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • James Hindle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846 [7]

New Zealand Hindle 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:

Hindle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Emma Hindle, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Thomas Hindle, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Sarah Hindle, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Ellen Hindle, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Ann Hindle, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hindle (post 1700) +

  • Will "William Mayo" Hindle (1929-1987), independent American filmmaker
  • John Hindle (1761-1796), English vocalist and composer, the son of Bartholomew Hindle of Westminster who it appears that after 1789 he owned some property at Tottenham in Middlesex [8]
  • John Hindle (b. 1857), English-born, Australian politician
  • Mrs. Maureen Hindle B.E.M., British Volunteer for Patient Experience Team for Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust was appointed the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for services to Patients and to the community in Essex [9]
  • Dr. Edward Hindle, British zoologist, Honourary Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, eponym of the Hindle Glacier, Antarctica
  • Matt Hindle (b. 1974), Canadian bronze medalist bobsledder at the 1999 FIBT World Championships
  • Abel James Hindle (1870-1954), Canadian farmer and politician in Saskatchewan
  • Ben Hindle (b. 1974), Canadian bronze medalist bobsledder at the 1999 FIBT World Championships
  • Frederick Hindle (1877-1953), British Liberal politician for Darwen, Lancashire (1923 to 1924)
  • Frederick Hindle (1848-1925), British Liberal politician for Darwen, Lancashire (1910)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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.
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BRUCE 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846LadyBruce.htm
  8. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020
  9. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1


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