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Recorded as Hine, Hyne, Hines and Hynes, this is an English or Irish surname. It has two distinct possible origins, each with its own history and derivation. Firstly, it may be of Anglo-Saxon origin, and an occupational name for a servant in a great household.The derivation is from the Middle English word "hine", meaning a lad or servant and originally a collective term for a body of servants, from the Olde English pre 7th century word "hiwan", meaning a household. Servants in important households were highly regarded, and frequently held senior positions enjoying a number of privileges. Such posts would often become hereditary...

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#2 JenniferHynes

Hey Galwaygirl! Im in Indiana.... and there are many John Hynes in my family. My grandfather was John Francis Hynes, my father is James Patrick Hynes. Im fascinated with learning about family history!

#1 Galwaygirl

Hello! My grandfathers brother Pat Hynes left a small village in Galway,Ireland around the late 1890s or earlier 1900s and settled in NYC, USA Brooklyn, maybe and married a Hession girl I think. He had one son named Robert A who married an Ethel OBrien from MA and they had three children John - died young, Robert Jnr and Florence. Im anxious to find out if there are any descendants of above alive today. Robert and Ethel lived in Brooklyn in the 1940s not sure if they stayed there or moved elsewhere. Any information would be much appreciated. Thank you. Galwaygirl

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