The lineage of the name Hindley begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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 Hindley family
The surname Hindley was first found in Lancashire
, now part of Greater Manchester. The first record of the placename was as Hindele in 1212 CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hindley family
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Hindley 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 Hindley has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hindley, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.
Early Notables of the Hindley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hindley family to Ireland
Some of the Hindley family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Hindley family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hindley were among those contributors:
Hindley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Hindley, who settled in New England in 1747
Hindley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Henry Hindley, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1807 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Thomas Hindley, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820
- James, John, Joseph, Michael, Peter, Richard Hindley all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1868
Hindley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Hindley, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
Contemporary Notables of the name Hindley (post 1700)
- Walter Hindley, American founder of The Hindley Manufacturing Company, Cumberland, Rhode Island in 1897
- Gary Hindley (b. 1947), American soccer coach and former goalkeeper
- Richard James Edward Hindley (b. 1975), retired English cricketer
- Becky Hindley, English television, stage and radio actress
- Charles Hindley (1796-1857), English politician, Member of Parliament for Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire (1835 to 1857) who died after his doctor prescribed "Six pints of Brandy to be drunk in 72 hours"
- Henry Hindley (1701-1771), English clockmaker, watchmaker and inventor
- J. Roger Hindley (b. 1938), British logician, best known as co-developer of the Hindley–Milner type inference algorithm
- Matthew Hindley (b. 1974), South African artist
- Sir John Scott Hindley GBE (1883-1963), 1st Viscount Hyndley, British businessman, the first Chairman of the National Coal Board
- Clement Daniel Maggs Hindley (1874-1944), British civil engineer
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Historic Events for the Hindley family
- Mr. William Hindley, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html