Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Hindley Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

origin of the surname hindley
Posted by: peter hnidley Date: October 23, 2000 at 02:25:30
  of 207

I believe the surname hindley has three possible derivations;
1 a place name as in the town of Hindley in Lancashire.
2 a more exotic but pssibly true origin is that the Hindleys were originally deer hunters. In this case the name derives from two words 'hind' a female deer and 'lea' a piece of meadowland or pasturland.
3. the place where deer could be hunted. the Lea of hinds= hindley


Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network