When the ancestors of the Lincirn family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in the city of Lincoln in Lincolnshire
. The place-name is derived from the British name Lindo,
which means lake,
and the Latin word, colonia,
which means settlement
During the Roman occupation
, the town was an important administrative center. Later, during the Middle Ages, it was a center for cloth manufacturing and is famous for the "Lincoln Green."
Another source claims the "name is derived from Lin in the Gaelic, Welsh, and Cornish-British, which signifies a pool, pond, or lake, and coln, the ridge or neck of a hill, so called from its situation, as it occupies the top and side of a steep hill on the river Witham, which here divides into three streams." CITATION[CLOSE]
Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
Early Origins of the Lincirn family
The surname Lincirn was first found in Lincolnshire
. One of the first record of the family was Alured de Lincoln, who came from Normandy
with the Conqueror. He witnessed a charter in Normandy
1080 and just six years later in 1086 held a great barony in Lincolnshire
. In 1130, Robert de Lincoln was listed in the Pipe Rolls
, and in 1165 Alured de Lincoln held a barony of thirty fees. CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 include: Robert de Linccolne in Nottinghamshire; and Richard de Linccolne in Huntingdonshire. Hugh de Lyncoln, fiscatar, was a Freemen of York, 3 Edward II (during the third year's reign of Edward II.) Daniel de Lyncoln was listed in the Writs of Parliament of 1324 and the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Adam de Lincoln. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Lincirn family
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Lincirn Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Lincirn has been recorded under many different variations, including Lincoln, Lincolne, Lincorne and others.
Early Notables of the Lincirn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lincirn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Lincirns were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Elizabeth Lincoln, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Daniel Lincoln, who came to Hingham, MA in 1645; Robert Lincoln, who arrived in Boston in 1663; Ed Lincoln, who settled in Virginia in 1684.