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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Lincoln family name to the British Isles. 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 or colony. During the Roman occupation of England, 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."
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Lincoln, Lincolne, Lincorne and others.
First found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lincoln research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1637, 1622, 1690 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Lincoln History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lincoln Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lincoln or a variant listed above:
Lincoln Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Lincoln, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1633
- Elizabeth Lincoln, who settled in Virginia in 1635
- Elizabeth Lincoln, aged 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635
- Samuel Lincoln, who arrived in New England in 1637
- Stephen Lincoln, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638
Lincoln Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Lincoln, who landed in America in 1765
- Mary Lincoln, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773
- Mary Lincoln, who came to Philadelphia in 1773
Lincoln Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Horatio Lincoln, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
- H E Lincoln, who landed in San Franciscn, California in 1850
- J O Lincoln, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- C Lincoln, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Eliza Lincoln, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
Lincoln Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Luke Lincoln, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Lincoln Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry H. Lincoln arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Bronte" in 1849
- Cornelius Lincoln, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
- John Lincoln, aged 29, a sawyer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline"
Lincoln Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Lincoln, aged 28, a painter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
- Thomas Lincoln, aged 29, a shepherd, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
- Sarah Lincoln, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
- Sarah J. Lincoln, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
- Frank Lincoln, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
- Wendy Anne Lincoln (1965-1988), American Student from North Adams, Massachusetts, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died
- Brigadier-General George Arthur Lincoln (1907-1975), American Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense (1949-1952)
- Benjamin Lincoln, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives from New Bedford; Elected 1819, 1822, 1831, 1832, 1833
- Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89; Received one electoral vote, 1789
- Alexander Lincoln, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1860, 1864
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives, 1834-41; U.S. Representative from Illinois 7th District, 1847-49; President of the United States, 1861-65
- A. T. Lincoln, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1906-11
- Benjamin F. Lincoln (b. 1831), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Lyndon, 1876-78, 1888
- Blanche Lambert Lincoln (b. 1960), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1993-97; U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1999-2011; Defeated, 2010
- Charles G. Lincoln, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 14th District, 1855-56
- The Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln by J. Henry Lea.
- The Carrier-Carryer (also Lincoln) and Allied Lines by Georgie Carrier Early Armentrout.
- The Pioneer and the Prairie Lawyer: Boone and Lincoln Family by Willard Mounts.
- Thomas Lincoln of Taunton, and Joseph Kellogg of Hadley, and 144 Related Colonial Families by Ruth Lincoln Kaye.
- Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
- Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
The Lincoln Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lincoln 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.
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