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Where did the Scottish Lyda family come from? What is the Scottish Lyda family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lyda family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lyda family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Liddell, Liddel, Liddall, Liddle and others.

First found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyda research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1202, 1300, and 1400 are included under the topic Early Lyda History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lyda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyda Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Franz Lyda, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Kaspar Lyda, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1923

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  • Gerald Lyda (1923-2005), American cattle rancher, contractor and developer in Texas
  • Gene Lyda, American professional bull rider from San Antonio, Texas
  • Jacob Lyda (b. 1975), American country music singer
  • Charles "Chuck" Lyda (1952-2010), American two-time gold medalist slalom and sprint canoer
  • Grady "Gray" Lyda (b. 1954), American comic book artist and writer


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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: Hinc odor et sanitas
Motto Translation: Hence fragrance and health.

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  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Lyda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyda 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.

This page was last modified on 17 March 2014 at 13:10.

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