The many generations and branches of the Hindme family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a keeper of the deer.
The surname Hindme originally derived from the Old English word hinde
which referred to someone who tended the deer.
A quote from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales underlines the occupation: Ther n'as baillif, ne herde, ne other hine.
Early Origins of the Hindme family
The surname Hindme was first found in Oxfordshire
, where one of the first on record was Robert Hine who was Lord of the manor and held estates in that shire in the year 1254. John le Hyne was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 in Oxford, and Robert le Hine was listed in Suffolk
in the same rolls. The Writs of Parliament of 1313 show Stephen le Hine.
Early History of the Hindme family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hindme research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1254 and are included under the topic Early Hindme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hindme Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hindme were recorded, including Hines, Hine, Hyne, Hynes and others.
Early Notables of the Hindme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hindme family to Ireland
Some of the Hindme family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hindme family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hindme family emigrate to North America: Thomas and Anthony Hine settled in Virginia in 1653; James Hines settled in Boston in 1716; Jane Hine settled in New England
in 1769; James, Jane, Michael, Patrick and William Hines all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860. In Newfoundland, Philip Hines settled at Holyrood Head in 1801.