Ling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Ling family

The surname Ling was first found in Somserset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held the village of Ling, near Bridgewater.

Important Dates for the Ling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ling research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ling, Linge, Lyng, Lynge and others.

Early Notables of the Ling family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Ling family to Ireland

Some of the Ling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ling migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jo Ling, aged 45, who landed in Barbados in 1634 [1]
  • Francis Ling, who landed in Maryland in 1666 [1]
  • Charles Ling, who landed in Virginia in 1666 [1]
Ling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Ling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
  • George Ling, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1774 [1]
Ling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F Ling, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Aart Ling, aged 1, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Atrena Ling, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]

Ling migration to Australia

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

Ling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Ling, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [2]
  • Caleb Ling, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

Ling 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:

Ling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Benjamin Ling, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Tobago" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 14th September 1842 [3]
  • Frank Ling, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • W. Ling, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1865
  • Henry Ling, aged 18, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Ling (post 1700)

  • Eugene Ling (d. 1995), American screen writer and producer
  • Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839), Swedish author
  • Ding Ling (1904-1986), Chinese novelist
  • David Ling, Canadian professional hockey player

Historic Events for the Ling family

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mrs. Alison Louise Ling (1919-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash [4]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Leslie Walter Ling (b. 1918), British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [5]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Hee Ling, aged 24, Chinese Third Class passenger from Hong Kong who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking in collapsible C [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  5. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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