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Origins Available: German, Scottish

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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lind, Lynd, Lynde, Lynn, Line, Lines and others.

First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, 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 Lynde research. Another 219 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1296, 1452, 1579, 1636 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Lynde History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lynde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Lynde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lynde Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Simon and Margaret Lynde settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1634
  • Thomas Lynde, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Thomas Lynde settled in Charles Town Massachusetts in 1635
  • Simon Lynde, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1650
  • Samuel Lynde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675

Lynde Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • J B Lynde, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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  • Paul Edward Lynde (1926-1982), American comedian and actor, best known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched
  • Stan Lynde (b. 1931), American comic artist, painter and novelist
  • William Pitt Lynde (1817-1885), American lawyer and politician from Wisconsin, Mayor of Milwaukee (1860-1861), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin (1848-1849)
  • Charles W. Lynde (1790-1860), American lawyer and politician, New York State Senator (1831-1834)


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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: Semper virescit virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue always flourishes.

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  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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The Lynde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lynde 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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