Hindmes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Hindmes comes from one of the family having worked as a keeper of the deer. The surname Hindmes 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 Hindmes family
The surname Hindmes 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 Hindmes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hindmes research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1687, 1730, 1687, 1694, 1705, 1711, 1712, 1730, 1735 and are included under the topic Early Hindmes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hindmes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hindmes have been found, including: Hines, Hine, Hyne, Hynes and others.
Early Notables of the Hindmes family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Hine (1687-1730), English organist and composer, born at Brightwell, Oxfordshire, in 1687. He was chorister of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1694, and clerk in 1705. "In 1711 or 1712 Hine became organist of Gloucester Cathedral, and shortly afterwards married Alicia, the daughter of...
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Migration of the Hindmes family to Ireland
Some of the Hindmes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hindmes family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Hindmes, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)