Linden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Linden family

The surname Linden was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

One source notes that the name could have been derived from either "dweller at the Lime-Tree Hill [Old English lind, a lime-tree + dún, a hill]" or "dweller at the Flax-Hill [Old English lín, flax + dún]. Lindon, Dorset, was the Anglo-Saxon Lindún" [1]

Regarding the last note, we could not find Lindon, Dorset, but we did find Bigge's Quarter, Northumberland which noted "the lands of this place, which was once called Linden Quarter, and Carlisle's Quarter." [2]

Lyndon is a small parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland. [2]

Important Dates for the Linden family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linden research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Linden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Linden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindon, Lyndon, Lyndown, Lyndowne and others.

Early Notables of the Linden family (pre 1700)

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Linden migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Linden, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Andreas Linden, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Andreas Linden, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [3]
Linden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abraham vanDer Linden, who settled in Philadelphia in 1806
  • John Linden, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [3]
  • Daniel Linden, aged 32, who landed in Maryland in 1813 [3]
  • Ann Linden, who settled in Baltimore in 1831
  • Hugh, John, Joseph and Patrick Linden, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Linden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gustaf Aineo Linden, who arrived in Mississippi in 1905 [3]
  • Alexander Linden, who settled in New York in 1908

Linden migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Linden who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ann" departing 16th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 30th June 1847 but he died on board [4]
  • Carl Linden, who arrived in Quebec in 1854

Contemporary Notables of the name Linden (post 1700)

  • Todd Anthony "Moose" Linden (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Eric Linden (1909-1994), American actor
  • Edwin Gilbert "Edward" Linden (1888-1956), American cinematographer, best known for his work on King Kong (1933) and Son of Kong (1933)
  • Hal Linden (b. 1931), American seven-time Primetime Emmy Award and three-time Golden Globe Award nominated stage and screen actor, television director and musician, best known role in the television comedy series Barney Miller
  • Brigadier-General Henning Linden (1892-1984), American Assistant Commanding General 42nd Division (1944-1945) [5]
  • Joel A. Vander Linden, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Warren, Michigan, 2003 [6]
  • Stella Linden (b. 1919), born Stella M Marsden, English actress and writer
  • Michael Rory "Mickey" Linden, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Colin Linden (b. 1960), Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer, known for his work with Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, Colin James, Leon Redbone and The Band
  • Jean Jules Linden (1817-1898), Belgian botanist and explorer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 84)
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Henning Linden. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Linden/Henning/USA.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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