Recorded as Hindmoor, Hindmoore, Hindmore, Hinemoor, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is locational from a now 'lost' medieval village. The surname is well recorded in the early surviving church registers of the city of London, but an examination of known maps and gazetters of the past three centuries has failed to find such a place. It may well have been in the Surrey-Hampshire area and associated with the small town of Hindhead. This is surrounded by moorland, but of this we have no definate proof. The name does appear to mean 'The stags moor', but as in the past deer roamed widely over the country, there were several places which could have made a claim. It is estimated that some five thousand British Isles locational surnames do originate from 'lost' villages, and this would seem to be another to add to the list. Examples of recordings include Thomas Hindmore, a christening witness at the church of Bartholomew the Great, in the city of London, on October 11th 1629, and Lancelot Hindmoor, a witness at St Martins in the Field, Westminster, on September 7th 1713, when his daughter Catherine was christened.
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