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Multiple Origins for the Surname Lynds


Scottish


Lynds Early Origins



The surname Lynds was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire. The name Lynne originally meaning "a waterfall," is first noted in the area of Dalry in the years 1200-1300. They were located here and had land and owned the Castle of Lin near the waterfall of the Calf. The barony of Lynn was created from lands granted by Hugh de Morville in 1204. One of the first listed at the time was Walter de Lynne, who listed on the Ragman Rolls signed of 1296.

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Lynds Spelling Variations


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Lynds Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lind, Lynd, Lynde, Lynn, Line, Lines and others.

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Lynds Early History


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Lynds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lynds research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1296, 1452, 1579, 1636, 1626 and are included under the topic Early Lynds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lynds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lynds Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lynds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lynds In Ireland


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Lynds In Ireland



Some of the Lynds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Lin who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737; Dary Line settled in Virginia in 1653; Christopher Line settled in Barbados in 1679; John Lines settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1823.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lynds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lynds (post 1700)



  • Helen Merrell Lynds (1896-1982), American sociologist and social philosopher
  • Captain Elam Lynds (1784-1855), American creator of the Auburn system starting in 1821
  • Gayle Lynds, American author
  • Laurie Lynds, Canadian film and television director
  • Peter Lynds (b. 1975), New Zealand physicist

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Motto


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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: Semper virescit virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue always flourishes.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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