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Irish surnames have had their original forms altered in many ways. Before being translated into English, Lindon appeared as Mac Giolla Fhiondain, which refers to a descendant of a devotee of St. Fintan.

Lindon Early Origins



The surname Lindon was first found in counties Armagh and Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they were anciently known as the Mac Giolla Fhiondain, devotees of St. Fintan an ancient sept of Oriel,(roughly equivalent to Ulster,) and the clann being one of the founding septs of Northern Ireland.

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Lindon Spelling Variations


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Lindon Spelling Variations



Names during the Middle Ages were often recorded under several different spelling variations during the life of their bearers. Literacy was rare at that time and so how a person's name was recorded was decided by the individual scribe. Variations of the name Lindon include McAlinden, McAlindan, McAlindon, Glindon, Lindon, Glendon, McLindon, MacLindon, MacAlindon, MacClendon, McClendon, McLinden, McGlindon, MacGlindon, McGlendon and many more.

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Lindon Early History


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Lindon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lindon research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1650 is included under the topic Early Lindon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lindon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lindon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lindon 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



The English-ruled Ireland of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North Ameri ca. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Lindon:

Lindon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Lindon, who came to New Haven, CT sometime between 1620 and 1650
  • Augustine Lindon, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1652
  • John Lindon, who arrived in New Haven, Conn in 1667
  • Mary Lindon, who landed in Virginia in 1697

Lindon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Lindon, who came to America in 1757
  • Catharine Lindon, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1776
  • Catharine Lindon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1776

Lindon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Lindon, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Felex Lindon, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1830
  • Thomas Lindon, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • Frederick Lindon, who settled in Detroit in 1872

Lindon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Lindon, who arrived in Ontario in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lindon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lindon (post 1700)



  • Sir Leonard Lindon, Surgeon, Adelaide Australia
  • Arthur Lindon, Town Official, Old Westbury, N. Y

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    4. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. 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).
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    The Lindon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lindon 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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