Lindsley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Lindsley family

The surname Lindsley was first found in Essex at Lindsell, a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Lindesela. [1] Literally, the place name means "dwelling among the lime-trees," having derived from the old English words "lind" + "sele." [2] Historically quite small, in the late 1800s, the population was 393 and at that time was home to a small ancient church named St. Mary the Virgin, Lindsell. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and village of Lindsell, a Norman noble by the name of Ranulph de St.Valery, under tenant to tenant in chief, Eudo the Steward. The Domesday Book lists the village as having a mill and five beehives.

Important Dates for the Lindsley family

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Lindsley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindsell, Linsell, Lindsale, Linsall, Lindsall and others.

Early Notables of the Lindsley family (pre 1700)

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Lindsley migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Lindsley, who settled in Connecticut in 1644
Lindsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. Lindsley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822
  • Andrew Lindsley, who arrived in Boston in 1848
  • S. A. Lindsley, who settled in San Francisco in 1852

Lindsley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindsley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Lindsley, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Harmon Lindsley, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Lindsley (post 1700)

  • James Girard Lindsley (1819-1898), American Republican politician, Mayor of Kingston, New York, 1872; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1885-87 [3]
  • Herbert P. Lindsley, American politician, Mayor of Wichita, Kansas, 1961-62 [3]
  • Henry S. Lindsley (b. 1956), American politician, Justice of Colorado State Supreme Court, 1955-56 [3]
  • Henry Dickinson Lindsley (1872-1938), American politician, Mayor of Dallas, Texas, 1915-17 [3]
  • Harvey Lindsley, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from South Windsor, 1894 [3]
  • George H. Lindsley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904 [3]
  • Frank Lindsley, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973 [3]
  • Floyd E. Lindsley, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 12th District, 1919-22 [3]
  • Eleazer Lindsley, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1791-92 [3]
  • Charles H. Lindsley, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 8th District, 1857-58 [3]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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