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Lind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch , German , Scottish , Swedish


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.

Migration of the Lind family to the New World and Oceana


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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anders Andersson Lind, aged 49, who arrived in New York in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Brita Cajsa Lind, aged 40, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joh Lind, who landed in America in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jak Lind, who landed in America in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Don Lind. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lenoir-wb.html
  • 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) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 27) John Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/John_Skeffington_Heming/Canada.html
  • Brigadier Edmund Frank Lind (1889-1944), Australian Commanding Officer, Ambon Island from 1941 to 1942 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Edmund Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/Edmund_Frank/Australia.html
  • 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


  • Looking Backward to Sweden by Marilyn Lind.

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Citations


  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. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Don Lind. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lenoir-wb.html
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 27) John Lind. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lind/John_Skeffington_Heming/Canada.html
  4. ^ 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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