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The earliest origins of the Indie surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person with a mild temperment. The surname Indie 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.

Indie Early Origins



The surname Indie 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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Indie Early History


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Indie Early History



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

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Indie Spelling Variations


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Indie 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 Indie 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. The variations of the name Indie include: Hendy, Henday, Hendey, Hendley and others.

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Indie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Indie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Indie In Ireland


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Indie In Ireland



Some of the Indie 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Indie or a variant listed above: Richard Hendy settled in Barbados in 1679.

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