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The name Hynds is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for someone who was a person who was gentle or timid. The name Hynds is derived from the Old and Old English word hind, which refers to a female deer. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Hynds Early Origins



The surname Hynds was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hynds Spelling Variations


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Hynds Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Hind, Hinde, Hynd, Hynde, Hynds, Hinds and others.

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Hynds Early History


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Hynds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hynds research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1557 is included under the topic Early Hynds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hynds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hynds Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hynds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hynds In Ireland


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Hynds In Ireland



Some of the Hynds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Hynds or a variant listed above:

Hynds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Hynds, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hynds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hynds (post 1700)



  • Peter Hynds, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1829
  • Harry P. Hynds (d. 1933), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1932
  • Ronald Hynds (b. 1931), English choreographer
  • John Burns Hynds (1902-1971), British Labour politician
  • John Roger Shankly Hynds (b. 1942), Scottish former professional footballer
  • Henry Hynds (1900-1985), British Labour Party politician
  • Thomas "Tommy" Hynds (b. 1880), Scottish footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Hynds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hynds 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 09:50.

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