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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Inday come from its first bearer, who was a person with a mild temperment. The surname Inday is derived from the Old English word hendy, which means courteous, kind, and gentle. This word was also often used as a personal name. 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.

Early Origins of the Inday family


The surname Inday was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Inday family

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Early History of the Inday family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Inday research.
Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1198 and 1391 are included under the topic Early Inday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Inday Spelling Variations

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Inday 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. Inday has been spelled many different ways, including Hendy, Henday, Hendey, Hendley and others.

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Early Notables of the Inday family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Inday family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Inday family to Ireland

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Migration of the Inday family to Ireland


Some of the Inday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Inday family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Inday 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 Indays to arrive in North America: Richard Hendy settled in Barbados in 1679.

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