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Line Early Origins



The surname Line was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire. The name Lynne originally meaning "a waterfall," is first noted in the area of Dalry in the years 1200-1300. They were located here and had land and owned the Castle of Lin near the waterfall of the Calf. The barony of Lynn was created from lands granted by Hugh de Morville in 1204. One of the first listed at the time was Walter de Lynne, who listed on the Ragman Rolls signed of 1296.

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Line Spelling Variations


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Line Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lind, Lynd, Lynde, Lynn, Line, Lines and others.

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Line Early History


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Line Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Line research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1296, 1452, 1579, 1636, 1626 and are included under the topic Early Line History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Line Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Line Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Line Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Line In Ireland


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Line In Ireland



Some of the Line family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 227 words (16 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Line Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Line, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1645
  • Dary Line, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Dary Line settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Christopher Line settled in Barbados in 1679

Line Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Line, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Belinda Line, aged 13, a lacemaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875
  • Louisa Line, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Collingwood" in 1875

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Line Historic Events


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Line Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. James A Line, British Leading Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



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: Semper virescit virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue always flourishes.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Line Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Line 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 December 2016 at 09:16.

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