Hyndely History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hyndely is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the 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 Hyndely family

The surname Hyndely was first found in Lancashire, now part of Greater Manchester. The first record of the placename was as Hindele in 1212 [1] "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." [2]

Important Dates for the Hyndely family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hyndely research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1700 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hyndely History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hyndely Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hyndely 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hyndely include: Hindley, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.

Early Notables of the Hyndely family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hyndely Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hyndely family

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 Hyndely or a variant listed above: William Hindley settled in New England in 1747; Thomas Hindley settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820; James, John, Joseph, Michael, Peter, Richard Hindley all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1868..

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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