Show ContentsHindmarch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Hindmarch is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in an area referred to as the Hindmarsh in the North Riding of Yorkshire. This surname was a local name for a place that was known for low lying ground and the deer that were found there. It was originally derived from the Old English words hind, which means a female deer and march which literally refers to a swamp covered clearing.

Early Origins of the Hindmarch family

The surname Hindmarch was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Hindmarch family

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Hindmarch Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hindmarch has been spelled many different ways, including Hindmarsh, Hindmarshe, Hyndmarsh, Hendmarsh and many more.

Early Notables of the Hindmarch family (pre 1700)

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United States Hindmarch migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hindmarchs to arrive in North America:

Hindmarch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Robert Hindmarch, aged 26, originally from Bishop Auckland, England, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [1]
  • Thomas Hindmarch, aged 40, originally from Bedlington, England, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [1]
  • Mary Hindmarch, aged 18, originally from Sunderland, England, who arrived in New York, New York in 1916 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Liverpool, England [1]

Australia Hindmarch migration to Australia +

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

Hindmarch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Hindmarch (post 1700) +

  • Robert Hindmarch (1961-2002), English footballer
  • Stephen David Hindmarch (b. 1989), English footballer
  • Paul Robert Hindmarch (b. 1988), English cricketer
  • Anya Susannah Hindmarch MBE (b. 1968), English fashion accessories designer
  • David Hindmarch (b. 1958), Canadian former NHL ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames (1979-1984)

The Hindmarch Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil nisi patria
Motto Translation: Nothing without one’s country.

  1. Ellis Island Search retrieved 15th November 2022. Retrieved from
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook