The name Hinesley is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived at Hindley, in Lancashire
, or later at Hiendley, in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. They are derived from the Old English words hind,
which meant "female deer," and leah,
which meant "forest clearing." The place-names as a whole mean "forest clearing where hinds are found."
Early Origins of the Hinesley family
The surname Hinesley was first found in Lancashire
, now part of Greater Manchester. The first record of the placename was as Hindele in 1212 CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"The family of Hindley, then Hindele, held lands here as early as the reign of Henry II.: in the eighth of Richard II., Robert, of this family, married Emma, one of the heiresses of Pemberton; and the Hindleys were living at the Hall in 1613." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Hinesley family
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Hinesley 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 Hinesley were recorded, including Hindley, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.
Early Notables of the Hinesley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hinesley family to Ireland
Some of the Hinesley 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 Hinesley 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 Hinesley family emigrate to North America:
Hinesley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Harriet Hinesley, aged 58, who settled in Kansas City, Missouri in 1922