Lindeen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lindeen family

The surname Lindeen was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

One source notes that the name could have been derived from either "dweller at the Lime-Tree Hill [Old English lind, a lime-tree + dún, a hill]" or "dweller at the Flax-Hill [Old English lín, flax + dún]. Lindon, Dorset, was the Anglo-Saxon Lindún" [1]

Regarding the last note, we could not find Lindon, Dorset, but we did find Bigge's Quarter, Northumberland which noted "the lands of this place, which was once called Linden Quarter, and Carlisle's Quarter." [2]

Lyndon is a small parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland. [2]

Important Dates for the Lindeen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lindeen research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Lindeen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lindeen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindon, Lyndon, Lyndown, Lyndowne and others.

Early Notables of the Lindeen family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Lindeen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Lindeen family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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