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Where did the Scottish Lennox family come from? What is the Scottish Lennox family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lennox family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lennox family history?

Today's generation of the Lennox family inherits a name that was first used by the Scottish tribe known as the Picts. The first family to use the name Lennox lived in the district of Lennox, in the county of Dunbarton.


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Lennox has appeared Lennox, Lenox, Levenax and others.

First found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


Lennox Early History

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lennox research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Lennox History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Lennox Early Notables

More information is included under the topic Early Lennox Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Lennox In Ireland

Some of the Lennox family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 136 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Lennox:

Lennox Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Lennox, who landed in New York in 1783
  • Patrick Lennox, who arrived in New England in 1785
  • David Lennox, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1799

Lennox Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Lennox, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Alexander, Andrew, Charles, David, John, Patrick, Robert, Thomas and William Lennox all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Andrew Lennox, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • Christina Lennox, aged 33, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897

Lennox Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • David Lennox, aged 35, who settled in America from Dumbarton, in 1900
  • Algernon Gordon Lennox, aged 56, who landed in America from Banbary, in 1903
  • Eddie Lennox, aged 19, who landed in America from Balleymajgger, in 1904
  • Alesie Lennox, aged 24, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Elizabeth Lennox, aged 16, who landed in America from Derry, Ireland, in 1908

Lennox Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Lennox, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829

Lennox Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Emeline J. Lennox, aged 40, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1910

Lennox Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Lennox, aged 20, a dairy woman, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

Lennox Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Lennox arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864


  • Betty Lennox (b. 1976), American professional basketball player
  • David Lennox (1855-1947), American inventor and businessman
  • Robert Lennox, Scottish Provost of Aberdeen
  • Annie Lennox OBE (b. 1954), Scottish pop musician, cofounder of the Eurythmics
  • David Lennox (1788-1873), Scottish-Australian bridge-builder and master stonemason
  • Robert "Bobby" Lennox MBE (b. 1943), former Scottish professional footballer


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The Lennox Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lennox Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 17 September 2014 at 17:58.

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