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Line History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , German , Scottish


The surname Line was a topographic name derived from the Old English "lind," which meant "lime tree." Alternatively, the name could have been a shortened version of female first names such as Cateline, Emmeline, and Adeline which all contain the suffix "line". Finally, the name could have been a derivative of the word/surname "lane," but we feel that this later scenario is unlikely.


Early Origins of the Line family


The surname Line was first found in Oxfordshire where the earliest records of the name include a record of Lina in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire in 1181. It was quite common for names not to include a personal name at that time. Later records show William Thomas Lyne in the 1296 Subsidy Rolls of Sussex; and Reginal Lynes in the Assize Rolls of Cornwall of 1340. Yorkshire was the home to many of the family as the Yorkshire Poll Tax Records to 1379, include: Thomas in ye Lyen; Willelmus in ye Lyne; and Johannes del Lyen. Interestingly, years later in 1582, records show "William Lyne, sonne of John Kyne, he died of ye plague, yers 29: St. Peter, Cornhill."

Early History of the Line family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Line research.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1622, 1647, 1595, 1675, 1569 and 1601 are included under the topic Early Line History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Line Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lyne, Line, Lynes, Lines and others.

Early Notables of the Line family (pre 1700)


Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Line Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Line family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Line Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Line, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1645 [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)
  • Dary Line, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [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)
  • Dary Line, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Christopher Line, who settled in Barbados in 1679

Line Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Job George Line, (b. 1862), aged 6 months, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. George Line, (b. 1828), aged 34, British ploughman travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Julia Line, (b. 1834), aged 28, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • David Line, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Belinda Line, aged 13, a lacemaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Line (post 1700)


  • Line Rochefort, Canadian scientist specializing in peatland ecology

Historic Events for the Line family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. James A Line, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  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 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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