Hine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Hine surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Hine began when someone in that family worked as a keeper of the deer. The surname Hine 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 Hine family

The surname Hine 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. [1]

Early History of the Hine family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hine 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 Hine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hine Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Hine has appeared include Hines, Hine, Hyne, Hynes and others.

Early Notables of the Hine 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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Ireland Migration of the Hine family to Ireland

Some of the Hine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Hine migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Hine arrived in North America very early:

Hine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Hine, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [2]
  • Thomas and Anthony Hine, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Hine, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [2]
  • Hester Hine, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [2]
Hine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Hine, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [2]
  • John Hine, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [2]
  • Mathew Hine, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [2]
  • Christofl Hine, aged 38, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [2]
  • Simon Hine, aged 27, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Redmond Hine, aged 22, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]
  • George Hine, who arrived in New York in 1841 [2]
  • William Hine, who arrived in Washington, DC in 1850 [2]
  • Oswald Hine, aged 15, who arrived in Ohio in 1875 [2]
  • Catherine Hine, aged 41, who arrived in Ohio in 1875 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Hine migration to Australia +

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

Hine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Hine, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Thomas Rogers Hine, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 13th March 1828, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Mr. William Hine, (b. 1817), aged 21, English convict who was convicted in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 24th March 1838, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1876 [5]
  • Mr. George Hine, English convict who was convicted in Warwick, Warwickshire, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 8th December 1839, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • Mr. Alfred Hine, English convict who was convicted in Newington, London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 9th May 1844, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [6]

New Zealand Hine migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • T Hine, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway
  • Mr. Thomas B. Hine, British settler travelling from England aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 14th November 1840 [7]
  • Miss Mary Hine, (b. 1837), aged 37, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Peter Denny" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 26th July 1874 [8]
  • Miss Emily Hine, (b. 1848), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Peter Denny" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 26th July 1874 [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hine (post 1700) +

  • Julie Hine (b. 1945), English, Painter
  • Clay Hine (b. 1963), American barbershop musician and arranger
  • Lyman Northrop Hine (1888-1930), American bobsledder
  • Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), American sociologist and photographer
  • Earl Kenneth Hine (1903-1983), American jazz pianist
  • Rupert Neville Hine (1947-2020), English musician, songwriter and record producer
  • Mark Hine (b. 1964), English former professional association football player
  • William Hine (1687-1730), English organist and composer
  • David Hine, English comic book writer and artist
  • Thomas Hine, leading English manufacturer of cognac
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Royal Oak
  • Norman J. Hine, British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [9]
  • C. Hine, British Chief Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [9]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. John Benjamin Hine, English Extra Vegetable Cook from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [10]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. William Edward Hine (d. 1912), aged 36, English Baker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [11]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bengal-merchant
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bengal-merchant
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/barossa
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  11. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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