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Where did the Swedish Linda family come from? What is the Swedish Linda family crest and coat of arms? When did the Linda family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Linda family history?

The surname Linda 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.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Linda, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1842


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  10. 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.
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The Linda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linda 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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