The Anglo-Saxon name HINDLEY comes from the old English words hind, which meant “female deer”, and leah, which meant “forest clearing.” The place-names as a whole mean “forest clearing where hinds are found.”

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. Hindley has been recorded under many different variations, including Hindley, Hindly, Hindeley, Hindle, Hyndley and others.


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