Show ContentsHynd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Norman culture that was established in England after the Conquest of 1066 produced the name of Hynd. It was given to a person who was gentle or timid. The name Hynd is derived from the Old English word hind, which refers to a female deer. [1]

Early Origins of the Hynd family

The surname Hynd was first found in Essex, where Cristiana Henry Hynde was listed in the Assize Rolls for 1285, and again in the Subsidy Rolls for Staffordshire in 1332. [1]

Early History of the Hynd family

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Hynd Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Hind, Hinde, Hynd, Hynde, Hynds, Hinds and others.

Early Notables of the Hynd family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Hinde (1569?-1629), English Puritan divine, born at Kendal, Westmoreland, about 1569, entered Queen's College, Oxford, in Michaelmas term 1586 as a servitor, but was elected successively tabarder and perpetual fellow. [2] Sir John Hynde (d. 1550), was an early English judge, of a family settled at Madingley in Cambridgeshire, and was educated at Cambridge. [2] John Hynde (fl. 1606), was an English romancer, probably grandson of Sir John Hynde, the judge [q. v.] [2] On the infamous side, James Hind (d. 1652), was an English highwayman, son of a saddler of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire and...
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Ireland Migration of the Hynd family to Ireland

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

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hynd or a variant listed above:

Hynd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Hynd, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [3]
Hynd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Hynd, who landed in Virginia in 1847 [3]

New Zealand Hynd 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:

Hynd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Christina Hynd, Scottish servant travelling from Leith aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 8th January 1858 [4]

West Indies Hynd migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Hynd Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Jo Hynd, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Jo Hynd, aged 24, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [3]
  • Mr. John Hynd, (b. 1611), aged 24, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Peter Bonaventure" arriving in Barbados and St Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hynd (post 1700) +

  • Ronald Hynd (b. 1931), English choreographer and ballet dancer, best known for his choreography of The Merry Widow
  • John Burns Hynd (1902-1971), British Labour politician, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Attercliffe (1944–1970) and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1945-1947)
  • Thomas Simpson "Tom" Hynd (1930-2011), Australian businessman and politician, Member for Nerang, Queensland (1986–1989)
  • Oliver William Hynd MBE (b. 1994), British two-time gold and silver medalist Paralympic swimmer, brother of Sam Hynd
  • Henry "Harry" Hynd (1900-1985), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Hackney Central (1945–1950), for Accrington (1950-1966)
  • Sam Hynd (b. 1991), British five-time gold, two-time silver and five-time bronze medalist Paralympic swimmer
  • John Roger Shankly Hynd (b. 1942), Scottish former professional footballer
  • Archibald Hynd Johnstone (b. 1924), Canadian businessman and retired politician, Senator for Prince Edward Island (1998-1999)

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. 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)
  4. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  6. Pilgrim Ship Lists Early 1600's. Retrieved 23rd September 2021 from on Facebook