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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lind, Lynd, Lynde, Lynn, Line, Lines and others.

First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linde research. Another 219 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1296, 1452, 1579, 1636 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Linde History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Linde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Linde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linde Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Carl Linde, who landed in Long Island in 1781

Linde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frantz Linde, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Jorge DeLa Linde, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1857
  • William Harris Linde, who landed in Arkansas in 1872

Linde Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Linde, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"


  • Dennis Linde (1943-2006), American singer and songwriter
  • Andrei Linde (b. 1948), Russian-American theoretical physicist and professor of Physics
  • Anders Bo Leif Linde (1933-1970), Swedish composer
  • Hans-Martin Linde (b. 1930), German flute and recorder player


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper virescit virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue always flourishes.


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The Linde Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linde 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 April 2012 at 08:45.

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