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The name Hineline is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a keeper of the deer. The surname Hineline 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.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hineline are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hineline include Hines, Hine, Hyne, Hynes and others.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hineline research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1254 and are included under the topic Early Hineline History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hineline Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Hineline 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.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hineline or a variant listed above: 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.
The Hineline Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hineline Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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