Lindt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Lindt 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 Lindt family

The surname Lindt was first found in Hessen, 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 Lindt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lindt research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1780, 1784, 1799, 1820, 1834, 1862, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Lindt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lindt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lynd, Lindt, Lindemuth, Lint, Lyndt, Lind and others.

Early Notables of the Lindt family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lindt were Anton Franz Hermann Lindt, a general in the Saxon army, who was ennobled in 1780. He was born in Frankfurt but moved with the family to Dresden. In 1784 he became general-inspector of the infantry, and in 1799 General of the...
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lindt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lindt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes VonDer Lindt, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749
Lindt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wilhelm Lindt, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806
  • Wilhelm Lindt, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • John Lindt, who settled in New Castle, Delaware in 1849

Contemporary Notables of the name Lindt (post 1700) +

  • Rudolf "Rodolphe" Lindt (1855-1909), Swiss chocolate manufacturer and inventor who founded the Lindt chocolate factory and invented the conching machine
  • Rosemarie Lindt, German actress and ballet dancer, active from 1963 to 1979
  • Otto Hermann Lindt (1872-1937), Swiss politician, 9th Mayor of Bern (1920-1937)
  • Franz Lindt (1844-1901), Swiss politician, 6th Mayor of Bern (1895-1899)
  • Virna Lindt, Swedish former model and singer
  • Auguste Rudolph Lindt (b. 1905), Swiss Diplomat, who was the former chairman of UNICEF, the Swiss Ambassador to the U.S.A., the USSR, India and Nepal
  • Johanna Lindt (1820-1887), Swedish soprano singer, known as "The Swedish Nightingale"


  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)


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