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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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patrick michael Hynes

i am looking for my family off hynes my dad was william john hynes


sydney hynes born 24/10/1876 father Thomas hynes, mother caroline hynes

Brittany Hynes

I am trying to find out if I have relatives! My grandfather William Hynes was from Ireland! He has four sons William, Paul, Sean and David. I’m not quite sure much else but I do know there was a Patrick and a Thomas Hynes as well!

Randell Hynes

Jennifer, We're second cousins. I have a first cousin named Jennifer. Judith is close to you. I went to school at Decatur Central with her. Your Grandfather John Francis III is my Great Uncle. And of course we share Great Granfathers.

James Patrick Hynes

My book ‘The Hynes of Ireland’ is available from Amazon Kindle and Paperback – 13 Dec 2016 Much of this book concerns the life and legends of King Guaire mac Colmain, who lived in the ancient palace of Raith Durlais until his death in the year 663. The poets of old as knew his ancient ringfort on the shore of Kinvara Bay as: ‘The white sheeted fort of soft stones, Habitation of poets and bishops’. The rest of the book is about the descendants of Guaire: particularly the Hynes and the O’ Shaughnessys and to a lesser extent the other lineal descendants of that seventh century king - the O ‘ Clearys, the Cahans, the O’ Cahills and the Killikellys. Their ancient friends and foes are mentioned too: among them - the Berminghams, Burkes, De Lacys, Fitzgeralds, Gregorys, Martins, MacDermots, MacFirbis’s, MacNamaras, O’Briens, O’Connors, O ‘Donnells, O’ Dowds, O ‘Flahertys, O’Kellys, O ‘ Loughlins, O ‘Moghans and the O’ Neills and others whose names and deeds have been mentioned in the history of the territory of the Ui Fiahrach Aidhne over the past 2000 years or so years.


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!


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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