Lindin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lindin family

The surname Lindin 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 Lindin family

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

Lindin Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lindin family (pre 1700)

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

Lindin migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • An Elisab Lindin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [3]


  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.
  3. ^ 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)
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