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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 Early Origins




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Lindgren Spelling Variations


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Lindgren Spelling Variations



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindgren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lindgren (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lindgren (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Erik Lindgren (b. 1954), American composer and keyboards player
  • Kjell Norwood Lindgren (b. 1973), American flight surgeon and NASA astronaut candidate
  • Mats Anders Lindgren (b. 1974), former Swedish professional ice hockey forward
  • Peter Lindgren (1915-1981), Swedish actor
  • Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren (1907-2002), Swedish author and screenwriter

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Lindgren Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lindgren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lindgren 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 26 November 2016 at 15:00.

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