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Multiple Origins for the Surname Lind



The surname Lind is derived from the German word "linde" meaning lime tree. It was a topographic name for someone who lived near a lime tree. There are also several places named for this word, especially in northern Germany, and as such people may have adopted the habitation name as a surname. There are several Swedish compound names, created ornamentally from the root "Lind," they include Lindberg, Lindström, Lindbloom and others.

Lind Early Origins




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Lind Spelling Variations


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Lind Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindros and others.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lind Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gerhard Lind, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Martin Lind arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Margaretha Lind came to Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Eva Elisabetha Lind, who landed in America in 1750
  • Georg Philips Lind landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lind Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Wilhelm Lind, aged 24, landed in New York in 1845
  • Anders Andersson Lind, aged 49, arrived in New York in 1846
  • Brita Cajsa Lind, aged 40, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850
  • Joh Lind, who landed in America in 1851
  • Jak Lind, who landed in America in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lind Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alf Lind, aged 26, who landed in America from Copenhagen, in 1900
  • Albertina Lind, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from Jarberg, in 1903
  • Abraham Lind, aged 33, who landed in America from Gorlitze, Austria, in 1914
  • Gustaf Lind, who arrived in Alabama in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lind (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lind (post 1700)



  • Joan Louise Lind (1952-2015), American two-time silver medalist Olympic rower
  • Don Leslie Lind PH.D. (b. 1930), former NASA astronaut with over 168 hours in space
  • Jenny Lind (1820-1887), Swedish soprano, known as “the Swedish Nightingale", who toured the United States (1850–1852) under the management of P.T. Barnum
  • Brigadier John Skeffington Heming Lind (b. 1908), Commanding Officer 3rd Canadian Base Reinforcement Group (1945)
  • Brigadier Edmund Frank Lind (1889-1944), Australian Commanding Officer, Ambon Island from 1941 to 1942
  • Nathalie Lind (b. 1918), Danish lawyer and politician who became Minister of Cultural Affairs in 1973. She won a number of medals and awards for service
  • James Lind (1716-1794), Scottish naval surgeon and physician

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Suggested Readings for the name Lind


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Suggested Readings for the name Lind



  • Looking Backward to Sweden by Marilyn Lind.

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Lind Family Crest Products


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Lind Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    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).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Lind Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lind 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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