Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Hyneslay is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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 Hyneslay family
The surname Hyneslay 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 Hyneslay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hyneslay research.Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1700 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Hyneslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hyneslay Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hyneslay has been spelled many different ways, including Hindley, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.
Early Notables of the Hyneslay family (pre 1700)
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hyneslay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hyneslay family to Ireland
Some of the Hyneslay 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 Hyneslay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hyneslays to arrive in North America: 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..