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The Lindsay family originally lived in the parish of Lindsay in the northern English county of Northumberland. Ealdric de Lindsay held estates in both Normandy and in Lincolnshire, England. He was a tenant of English estates for the Earl of Chester.

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The surname Lindsay was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow where they were descended from Randolph Lord of Toeni who was banished by Duke William from Normandy in 1058 along with many other knights. He settled on the borders of Lincolnshire and Leicestershire and erected a barony known as Linesi including Belvoir Castle. When the Duke of Normandy invaded England he was again forced to move and settled on the lands of Crawford in Lanarkshire Scotland. Earl David of Huntingdon then King David of Scotland confirmed the lands to the Clan in 1124.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindsay, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lindesey, Lindsey and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lindsay research. Another 549 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1340, 1513, 1483, 1513, 1618, 1659, 1652, 1722, 1552, 1598, 1597, 1598, 1679, 1737, 1788, 1713, 1652, 1722, 1700, 1760 and are included under the topic Early Lindsay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable among the family at this time was John Lindsay, 6th Earl of Crawford(before 1483-1513), an Earl of Crawford; Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Lord Balcarres and 1st Earl of Balcarres (1618-1659), a Scottish nobleman; Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres (1652-1722), a Scottish aristocrat and politician; John Lindsay of Balcarres (1552-1598), Lord...

Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lindsay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Lindsay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindsay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Lindsay settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Christopher Lindsay, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1668
  • Thomas Lindsay settled in Virginia in 1699

Lindsay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Lindsay, who arrived in New York, NY in 1708
  • Donald Lindsay, who landed in New York in 1739
  • Philip Lindsay, who landed in Virginia in 1791
  • Joseph Lindsay, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798

Lindsay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isabella Lindsay, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Richard Lindsay, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • Robert Lindsay, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Susan Lindsay, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Esabella Lindsay, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
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Lindsay Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Lindsay, who landed in Newfoundland in 1751
  • Private James Lindsay U.E., "Lindsey" (b. 1760) born in New York, USA from New York, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Kings Rangers, married twice with 13 children, he died in 1838 in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Lindsay U.E., "Lindsey" who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 married to Abigail Holmes [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Nimian Lindsay U.E. who settled in Schoodic Falls, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 married to Eliza Ann Marks he was part of the Cape Ann Asssociation [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Ms. Peggy Lindsay U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 he is listed with the Loyalists and Disbanded Soldiers whose names appear as Passamaquoddy New Brunswick Loyalists [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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Lindsay Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Lindsay, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • Rebecca Lindsay, aged 27, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Walter Lindsay, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Robert Lindsay, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Samuel Lindsay, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
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Lindsay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Lindsay, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
  • Arthur Fydell Lindsay a land proprietor, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836
  • Stuart Lindsay arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • Enos Lindsay, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
  • Martha Lindsay, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851
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Lindsay Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A Lindsay landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • David Lindsay, aged 35, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Mary Lindsay, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Louisa Lindsay, aged 5, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Peter Lindsay, aged 40, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
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  • Mark Lindsay (b. 1942), American musician, best known as the lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931), American poet
  • Arthur Morgan Lindsay (b. 1953), American guitarist, singer, record producer and experimental composer
  • Lieutenant-General Richard Clark Lindsay (1905-1990), American Commander of the Allied Air Forces in Southern Europe, Naples, Italy (1957-1960)
  • Howard Lindsay (1889-1968), American theatrical producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor awarded a 1946 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Teamed with Russel Crouse they won a Tony Award for Best Musical for The Sound of Music
  • John Vliet Lindsay, American politician, mayor of New York City (196673)
  • Frederic Lindsay (1933-2013), Scottish crime writer
  • Alexander Dunlop "Sandie" Lindsay CBE (1879-1952), 1st Baron Lindsay of Birker, Scottish academic and peer
  • Wallace Martin Lindsay (1858-1937), Scottish classical scholar, Professor of Humanity at St Andrews University
  • Maurice Lindsay (b. 1918), Scottish poet
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Lindsay Historic Events



Empress of Ireland

  • Dr Murdoch Alexander Lindsay (1882-1914), Canadian First Class Passenger from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Charles Lindsay, aged 30, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible B
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  • The Albermarle Lindseys (also Lindsay) and their Descendants by Gordon C. Jones.
  • The Descendants of 1. Thomas John Weston Lindsey (also Lindsay) and Mary Kaala Fay and The Descendants of 2. George Kynaston Lindsey (also Linday) by John Vincent Duey.
  • Grandpas, Inlaws, and Outlaws: (a Lindsay Family Genealogy) by Kenneth Gene Lindsy.
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Endure fort
Motto Translation: Endure with strength.

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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Lindsay
Bayer, Bayers, Berres, Beyers, Bires, Birres, Birse, Bushes, Busses, Buyers, Byars, Byas, Byass, Byer, Byers, Byres, Byris, Cobb, Cobbe, Cobbs, Deuchar, Deuchars, Dewiny, Dewney, Doona, Doonand, Doonane, Doonant, Doonen, Doonend, Doonent, Dooney, Doonind, Doonint, Doonyn, Doonynd, Douney, Dounie, Douny, Downey, Downie, Downy, Duenny, Dueny, Duney, Dunney, Dunny, Duny, Duwney, Eldowney and more.

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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Lindsay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lindsay 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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