The origins of the Hindmarshe name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Hindmarshe was originally derived from a 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
which literally refers to a swamp covered clearing.
Early Origins of the Hindmarshe family
The surname Hindmarshe 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 Hindmarshe family
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Hindmarshe Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hindmarshe include Hindmarsh, Hindmarshe, Hyndmarsh, Hendmarsh and many more.
Early Notables of the Hindmarshe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hindmarshe family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: James, John and Mary Hindmarsh who settled in Virginia in 1738.
The Hindmarshe 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.