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Lind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch , German , Scottish , Swedish


The Lind surname comes from an Upper German word "lind," which meant "tender" or "gentle hearted." In some instances, especially in Saxony, the surname evolved from the personal name Lindemuth. In general, the similar phonetic name Linde comes from "Linden," which was a type of tree.


Early Origins of the Lind family


The surname Lind was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Hainrich der Lind in Constance in 1254.

Early History of the Lind family


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Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1780, 1784, 1799, 1820, 1834, 1862, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Lind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lind Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lind, Lynd, Lint, Lynt and others.

Early Notables of the Lind family (pre 1700)


Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lind were Anton Franz Hermann Lindt, a general in the Saxon army, who was ennobled in 1780. He was born in Frankfurt a.M. but moved with the family to Dresden. In 1784 he became general-inspector of the infantry, and in 1799 General of...
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Migration of the Lind family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lind Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gerhard Lind, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Martin Lind, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Margaretha Lind, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Eva Elisabetha Lind, who landed in America in 1750 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Georg Philips Lind, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lind Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Wilhelm Lind, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Anders Andersson Lind, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Brita Cajsa Lind, aged 40, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joh Lind, who landed in America in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jak Lind, who landed in America in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lind Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alf Lind, aged 26, who landed in America from Copenhagen, in 1900
  • Albertina Lind, aged 46, who immigrated to the United States from Jarberg, in 1903
  • Abraham Lind, aged 33, who landed in America from Gorlitze, Austria, in 1914
  • Gustaf Lind, who arrived in Alabama in 1922 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Lind Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Samuel Lind, Scottish settler from Maryhill travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Strathfieldsaye" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 29th April 1858 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Lind, Scottish settler with 2 sons and 3 daughters from Maryhill travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Strathfieldsaye" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 29th April 1858 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. George Lind, (b. 1857), aged 22, Scottish shepherd, from Linlithgow travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 28th August 1879 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Lind (post 1700)


  • Joan Louise Lind (1952-2015), American two-time silver medalist Olympic rower
  • Don Leslie Lind PH.D. (b. 1930), former NASA astronaut with over 168 hours in space [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Don Lind. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lenoir-wb.html
  • Brigadier John Skeffington Heming Lind (b. 1908), Commanding Officer 3rd Canadian Base Reinforcement Group (1945) [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 27) John Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/John_Skeffington_Heming/Canada.html
  • Brigadier Edmund Frank Lind (1889-1944), Australian Commanding Officer, Ambon Island from 1941 to 1942 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Edmund Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/Edmund_Frank/Australia.html
  • Nathalie Lind (b. 1918), Danish lawyer and politician who became Minister of Cultural Affairs in 1973. She won a number of medals and awards for service
  • Jenny Lind (1820-1887), Swedish soprano, known as “the Swedish Nightingale", who toured the United States (1850–1852) under the management of P.T. Barnum
  • James Lind (1716-1794), Scottish naval surgeon and physician
  • Peter Lind Hayes (1915-1998), born Joseph Conrad Lind, an American vaudeville entertainer, songwriter, and film and television actor

Suggested Readings for the name Lind


  • Looking Backward to Sweden by Marilyn Lind.

The Lind Motto


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: Sub manu solius dei
Motto Translation: Under the hand of the kingdom of God.


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Don Lind. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lenoir-wb.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 27) John Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/John_Skeffington_Heming/Canada.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Edmund Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/Edmund_Frank/Australia.html


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