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Where did the Scottish Lindsay family come from? What is the Scottish Lindsay family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lindsay family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lindsay family history?The Lindsay family originally lived in the parish of Lindsay in the northern English county of Northumberland. Ealdric de Lindsay held estates in both Normandy and in Lincolnshire, England. He was a tenant of English estates for the Earl of Chester.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindsay, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lindesey, Lindsey and many more.
First found in Lanarkshire where they were descended from Randolph Lord of Toeni who was banished by Duke William from Normandy in 1058 along with many other knights. He settled on the borders of Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and erected a barony known as Linesi including Belvoir Castle. When the Duke of Normandy invaded England he was again forced to move and settled on the lands of Crawford in Lanarkshire Scotland. Earl David of Huntingdon then King David of Scotland confirmed the lands to the Clan in 1124.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lindsay research. Another 549 words(39 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1340, 1513, 1483, 1513, 1st , 1618, 1659, 1652, 1722, 1552, 1598, 1597, 1598, 1679, 1737 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Lindsay History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 151 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lindsay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Lindsay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lindsay Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Lindsay Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Lindsay Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Endure fort
Motto Translation: Endure with strength.
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More
Septs of the Distinguished Name Lindsay
Bayer, Bayers, Berres, Beyers, Bires, Birres, Birse, Bushes, Busses, Buyers, Byars, Byas, Byass, Byer, Byers, Byres, Byris, Cobb, Cobbe, Cobbs, Deuchar, Deuchars, Dewiny, Dewney, Doona, Doonand, Doonane, Doonant, Doonen, Doonend, Doonent, Dooney, Doonind, Doonint, Doonyn, Doonynd, Douney, Dounie, Douny, Downey, Downie, Downy, Duenny, Dueny, Duney, Dunney, Dunny, Duny, Duwney, Eldowney and more.
The Lindsay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lindsay Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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