Hindson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hindson family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from a nickname as in "son of the hine (hind.)" [1]

Early Origins of the Hindson family

The surname Hindson was first found in Yorkshire, where we find Henry Hynson, Ellen Hyneson and Thomas Hynson, "ploghwryght," (plough wright) listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. Henry and Thomas were either brothers or father and son, and were the scions of their respective branches of the family name. [1]

Early History of the Hindson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hindson research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1617, 1673 and 1644 are included under the topic Early Hindson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hindson Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hindson include Hinson, Hineson, Hindson, Hyneson, Hynson and others.

Early Notables of the Hindson family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Hindson family to Ireland

Some of the Hindson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 45 words (3 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 Hindson family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hindson were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Hinson, who sailed to St.Christopher in 1635; Thomas Hinson to Virginia in 1670; Joseph Hinson to Philadelphia in 1812; Martin Hinson settled in Mobile, Ala. in 1852 and Andrew Hinson in Arkansas in 1896..


Contemporary Notables of the name Hindson (post 1700) +

  • William S Hindson, British corporate executive


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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