Lincourne is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Lincourne family 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 Lincourne family
The surname Lincourne 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 Lincourne family
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Lincourne Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Lincourne are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Lincourne include Lincoln, Lincolne, Lincorne and others.
Early Notables of the Lincourne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lincourne family to Ireland
Some of the Lincourne family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lincourne family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Lincourne, or a variant listed above: 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.