Ninde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ninde family

The surname Ninde was first found in Berkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Ninde family

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Ninde Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Ninde has been recorded under many different variations, including Nind, Ninde, Nend, Nende and others.

Early Notables of the Ninde family (pre 1700)

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United States Ninde migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Ninde or a variant listed above:

Ninde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Albert Hayward Ninde, who was on record in Baltimore in 1828

Contemporary Notables of the name Ninde (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Ninde (b. 1815), American politician, Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1878-79 [1]
  • Barbara Ninde Byfield (1930-1988), née Ninde, an American author and illustrator


The Ninde Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortis et fideles
Motto Translation: Brave and faithful.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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