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The name Lindner comes from the Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames; so as to remain distinct from the many others of the same first name. Local names were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from," which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Lindner was a name for some one lived beside a grove of lime trees. The family name Lindner is derived from the German word linde, which means lime tree. The original bearer was named for his proximity to a hill crowned by lime trees.

Lindner Early Origins



The surname Lindner was first found in the Lower Rhine, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention Henczel unter der lynden of Freiberg (Saxony) in 1383, Hannus von der Linde in 1440, Jacob Lindner of Tirol in 1348, Johann van Lynder of the lower Rhine in 1528, and Hermann Lindeman of Hanover in 1335. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

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Lindner Spelling Variations


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Lindner Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Lindner include Linde, Linden Linder, Lindner, Lindener and others.

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Lindner Early History


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Lindner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lindner research. Another 339 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1520, 1562, 1563, 1650, 1705, 1760, 1836, 1842, 1852, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Lindner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lindner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lindner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Lindner during this period were Michael Lindener (1520-1562), who was a strolling scholar and schoolmaster in Nuremberg, Ulm, and Augsburg, where he was finally executed for murder. Otto zur Linde (1873-1938) was a...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lindner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Lindner were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Lindner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Lindner came to Philadelphia in 1751
  • Christian Lindner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Andreas Lindner came to Philadelphia in 1753
  • Andreas Lindner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Egydius Lindner, who landed in America in 1782

Lindner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Lindner, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Johann Sam'l Lindner, aged 36, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Frederick Lindner, who arrived in Maryland in 1844
  • Barbara Lindner, who landed in America in 1845
  • C F W Lindner, who arrived in New York, NY 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 Lindner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lindner (post 1700)



  • Richard G. Lindner (b. 1954), American Chief Financial Officer and a Senior Executive Vice President of AT&T Inc
  • Richard Lindner (1901-1978), German-born, American painter
  • Carl Henry Lindner Jr. (1919-2011), American businessman, ranked the world's 133 richest man worth an estimated $2.3 billion by Forbes Magazine in 2006
  • Katharina "Kat" Lindner (b. 1979), German former female footballer who played from 1996 to 2011
  • Dieter Lindner (b. 1939), German former football player who played from 1959 to 1971
  • Matthias Lindner (b. 1965), German former football defender who played from 1972 to 2000, member of the East Germany National team (1987-1990)
  • Erwin Lindner (1888-1988), German entomologist
  • Gerhard Lindner (b. 1930), East German Ambassador to Australia (1977-81) and to the U.K. (1984-)
  • Johann "Hans" Lindner (b. 1959), Austrian hammer thrower at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics and bobsledder at the 1984 Winter Olympics
  • Bruce Norman Lindner (b. 1961), former Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Lindner


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Suggested Readings for the name Lindner



  • The Lindner & McCarthy Families of Hoboken, Newark, and Elizabethport, New Jersey by Florence Lindner McCarthy.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Lindner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lindner 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.

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