Show ContentsLindell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Lindell 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.

Lindell Spelling Variations

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

Lindell Ranking

In the United States, the name Lindell is the 8,042nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Lindell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Lindell, aged 32, who arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1817 [2]
  • Edmund H Lindell, aged 37, who arrived in Texas in 1871 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lindell (post 1700) +

  • Rian David Lindell (b. 1977), former American NFL football placekicker
  • John Harlan Lindell (1916-1985), American Major League Baseball outfielder and pitcher who played from 1941 to 1954, three-time World Series champion (1943, 1947, 1949)
  • Eric Lindell (b. 1969), American singer-songwriter
  • Michael J. Lindell (b. 1961), American entrepreneur, inventor and CEO of My Pillow, Inc
  • Ghita Mary Lindell (1895-1986), English member of the Voluntary Aid Detachment during WWI, member of the Resistance during WWII; she was decorated many times
  • Yehuda Lindell (b. 1971), Australian professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bar-Ilan University
  • Unni Maria Lindell (b. 1957), Norwegian writer
  • Jennifer Margaret "Jenny" Lindell (b. 1953), Australian politician from Springvale, Melbourne, Victoria, Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly (2006–2010)
  • Lindell Shumake (b. 1949), American politician, Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2011)
  • Lindell F. Shumake, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives 5th District; Elected 2012 [3]

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Edvard Bengtsson Lindell, aged 36, Swedish Third Class passenger from Helsingborg, Skåne who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible A but later died A [4]
  • Mrs. Elin Gerda Lindell, (née Persson), aged 30, Swedish Third Class passenger from Helsingborg, Skåne who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible A but later died A [4]

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from
  4. Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook