Show ContentsHynde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hynde family

The surname Hynde 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 Hynde family

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Hynde Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Hind, Hinde, Hynd, Hynde, Hynds, Hinds and others.

Early Notables of the Hynde family

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was

  • 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]

Ireland Migration of the Hynde family to Ireland

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

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Hynde or a variant listed above were:

Hynde Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Hynde, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Tho Hynde, who landed in Virginia in 1642 [3]
  • William Hynde, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [3]
  • William Hynde who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Alice Hynde, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1699 [3]
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Hynde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Hynde, who landed in Virginia in 1887 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hynde (post 1700) +

  • Mr. William Hynde, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1603 to 1604

  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) on Facebook