The English surname Hine is an occupational name for a servant, from the Middle English term hine meaning “keeper of the deer."The original bearer would have kept and hunted deer on estates. The name Hine is first recorded in Oxfordshire in the Hundred Rolls census in 1273. The writs of Parliament of 1313 record one Stephen le Hine. Anthony Hine was the first recorded immigrant of the name to the US when he was registered in Virginia in 1652. The name Hine is also found in Scotland and Ireland.