Lindsay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Lindsay family

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.

"The first of the name in Scotland is Sir Walter de Lindeseya, who appears as one of the witnesses in the Inquisitio of Earl David concerning the possessions and rights of the see of Glasgow in 1124. His great-grandson, Sir William de Lindeseia, was one of the hostages for King William the Lion, 1174," [1]

Important Dates for the Lindsay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lindsay research. Another 275 words (20 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, 1608, 1664, 1677, 1714, 1724, 1714 and 1292 are included under the topic Early Lindsay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lindsay Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lindsay family (pre 1700)

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 Menmuir, Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, 1597-1598; William Lindsay of Dovehill (died 1679), a Scottish Presbyterian minister serving in Perth, Scotland; Sir John Lindsay (1737-1788), a British naval officer; John Lindsay, 19th Earl of Crawford and...
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Migration of the Lindsay family to Ireland

Some of the Lindsay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Lindsay migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindsay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Lindsay, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Christopher Lindsay, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1668 [2]
  • Thomas Lindsay, who settled in Virginia in 1699
Lindsay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andrew Lindsay, who arrived in New York, NY in 1708 [2]
  • Donald Lindsay, who landed in New York in 1739 [2]
  • Philip Lindsay, who landed in Virginia in 1791 [2]
  • Joseph Lindsay, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1798 [2]
Lindsay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isabella Lindsay, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [2]
  • Richard Lindsay, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [2]
  • Robert Lindsay, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [2]
  • Susan Lindsay, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [2]
  • Esabella Lindsay, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lindsay migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindsay Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Lindsay, who landed in Newfoundland in 1751 [3]
  • 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 [4]
  • Mr. John Lindsay U.E., "Lindsey" who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 married to Abigail Holmes [4]
  • Mr. Nimian Lindsay U.E. who settled in Schoodic Falls, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 married to Eliza Ann Marks member of the Cape Ann Asssociation [4]
  • 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]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lindsay Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Lindsay, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • Rebecca Lindsay, aged 27, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Walter Lindsay, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Robert Lindsay, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Samuel Lindsay, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
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Lindsay migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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, Australia [5]
  • Arthur Fydell Lindsay a land proprietor, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [6]
  • Stuart Lindsay, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848 [7]
  • Enos Lindsay, aged 24, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851 [8]
  • Martha Lindsay, aged 27, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1851 [8]
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Lindsay migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lindsay Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • A Lindsay, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • David Lindsay, aged 35, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Mary Lindsay, aged 33, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Louisa Lindsay, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Peter Lindsay, aged 40, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lindsay (post 1700)

  • 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) [9]
  • 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 (1966–73)
  • Elvin L. Lindsay, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 8 aerial victories
  • 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
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Lindsay family

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 [10]
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 [11]
SS Alcoa Puritan
  • T.B. Lindsay, American Able Seaman from Atlanta, Georgia, who was working aboard the SS Alcoa Puritan traveling from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Mobile, Alabama when it was torpedoed by U-boat U-507; he survived the sinking [12]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. James Mitchell Lindsay, American Shipfitter Second Class from Colorado, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [13]
  • Mr. James E. Lindsay, American Private First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [13]

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  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
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FORFARSHIRE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Forfarshire.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851PrinceRegent.htm
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Richard Lindsay. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lindsay/Richard_Clark/USA.html
  10. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  11. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  12. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Alcoa_Puritan_(1941) - (Retrieved 2018, February 8th)
  13. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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