Lind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Spelling Variations

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


United States Lind migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Martin Lind, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Margaretha Lind, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Eva Elisabetha Lind, who landed in America in 1750 [1]
  • Georg Philips Lind, who 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, who landed in New York in 1845 [1]
  • Anders Andersson Lind, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1846 [1]
  • Brita Cajsa Lind, aged 40, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 [1]
  • Joh Lind, who landed in America in 1851 [1]
  • Jak Lind, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • ... (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 immigrated 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 [1]

New Zealand Lind migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lind Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Lind, Scottish settler from Maryhill travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Strathfieldsaye" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 29th April 1858 [2]
  • Mrs. Lind, Scottish settler with 2 sons and 3 daughters from Maryhill travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Strathfieldsaye" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 29th April 1858 [2]
  • Mr. George Lind, (b. 1857), aged 22, Scottish shepherd, from Linlithgow travelling from Clyde aboard the ship "Nelson" arriving in Invercargill, Southland, South Island, New Zealand on 28th August 1879 [3]

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 [4]
  • 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) [5]
  • Brigadier Edmund Frank Lind (1889-1944), Australian Commanding Officer, Ambon Island from 1941 to 1942 [6]
  • 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
  • Peter Lind Hayes (1915-1998), born Joseph Conrad Lind, an American vaudeville entertainer, songwriter, and film and television actor


Suggested Readings for the name Lind +

  • 1992 Looking Backward to Sweden by Marilyn Lind.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Don Lind. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lenoir-wb.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 27) John Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/John_Skeffington_Heming/Canada.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Edmund Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/Edmund_Frank/Australia.html


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