Origin of the Name Hyde
The ancient history of the name Hyde
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Hyde
include Hide and Halfhide. This name is of Anglo-Saxon English descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland , Scotland , and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are a John de la Hyde from County Oxfordshire, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls' in the Year 1273. An Adam atte Hyde was recorded at the Writs of Parliament in the Year 1300. A Thomas Spenser and Agnes Hide obtained a marriage licence in London, in the Year 1527. In Ireland the original form of this name was 'de la Hyde' and was found in earlyh times in Leinster Province. A prominent fourteenth century family of the name settled in County Kilkenny. The name later became well known in County Cork , from where originated the family of Douglas Hyde, 1860-1949, the first president of Ireland .
The Hyde coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Hyde descendants.