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Hine Name Meaning

English (Devon): occupational name from Middle English Old English hīne ‘servant member of a household’ also ‘farm laborer’ (such as a herdsman or shepherd). Originally a collective term for a body of servants from an Old English plural noun hīwan ‘household’ in early modern English it commonly acquired excrescent -d (see Hinde ). Evidence from Nottinghamshire shows that some bearers of the name were wealthy freemen which suggests that their eponymous ancestors were not farmhands but senior members of a lord's household. From the late 15th century onward in western England from south to north a hine or hind also denoted a farm steward or manager a sense that may be relevant to the surname in northwestern England where hereditary naming had not been fully established by the 16th century. Americanized form of German Hein .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hind, Hone, Hiner, Pine, Shine, Fine, Vine, Tine, Hines, Line

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Where is the Hine family from?

You can see how Hine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hine families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 429 Hine families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Hine's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hine families in 1891.
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What did your Hine ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hine. 9% of Hine men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Hine women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hine were Farmer and Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Hine. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Hine. For the veterans among your Hine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hine lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Hine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hine in 1954 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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