Lindgren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Lindgren 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.

Lindgren Spelling Variations

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

Lindgren migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindgren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johan Fredrik Lindgren, aged 25, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1835 [1]
  • Lars Nilsson Lindgren, aged 38, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1850 [1]
  • A C Lindgren, aged 21, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 [1]
  • T E Lindgren, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1850 [1]
  • Nils Caris Lindgren, aged 21, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lindgren (post 1700)

  • Harold Blaine Lindgren (1939-2019), American sprinter who competed mainly in the 110 m hurdles
  • Jon Lindgren (b. 1939), American politician and professor, Mayor of Fargo, North Dakota (1978-1994), an advocate for LGBT rights
  • Jacob Stephen Lindgren (b. 1993), American Minor League Baseball pitcher
  • Gerald "Gerry" Paul Lindgren (b. 1946), American track and field runner
  • Charles Magnus Lindgren (1819-1879), Swedish born, American shipping executive
  • James Lindgren (b. 1952), American professor of law at Northwestern University [2]
  • Erik Lindgren (b. 1954), American composer and keyboards player [3]
  • Kjell Norwood Lindgren (b. 1973), American flight surgeon and NASA astronaut candidate [4]
  • Mats Anders Lindgren (b. 1974), former Swedish professional ice hockey forward
  • Peter Lindgren (1915-1981), Swedish actor [5]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ James Lindgren. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) James Lindgren. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lindgren
  3. ^ Erik Lindgren. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Erik Lindgren. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Lindgren
  4. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Kjell Lindgren. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/lindgren-kn.html
  5. ^ Peter Lindgren. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Peter Lindgren. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Lindgren_%28actor%29
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