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The roots of the German surname Lingafelter lie in the former royal duchy of Swabia, now the modern region of Baden-Wurttemburg. The surname is derived from the name of the town of Lingenfeld, located south of the city of Heidelberg. The name was most likely originally borne by someone who came from this village.

Lingafelter Early Origins



The surname Lingafelter was first found in Lingenfeld, a small town located south of Heidelberg near the French border. It was common practice in the early Middle Ages to take on a surname derived from the name of one's city of origin, particularly when one was moving from that city to settle somewhere else; thus, the earliest bearers of the surname were probably former residents of Lingenfeld who had moved to another town.

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Lingafelter Spelling Variations


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Lingafelter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lingenfelter, Lingenfelder, von Linggenfeld, Lingen, Lingg, Ling and many more.

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Lingafelter Early History


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Lingafelter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lingafelter research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1765, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Lingafelter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lingafelter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lingafelter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lingafelter 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Lingenfeldter, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738; Jacob Lingenfelter, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1753; Pancratius Lingenfelder and his wife Catharina, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754 with their two sons, Abraham Lingenfelter, who was naturalized in Maryland in 1758.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lingafelter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lingafelter (post 1700)



  • Rebecca Lingafelter, American actress, known for Forced Entry (2011), The Lilac Chaser (2013) and Leverage (2008)
  • Steven W "Steve" Lingafelter, American research entomologist and author of numerous publications at the United States of Agriculture who specializes in beetles

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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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    The Lingafelter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lingafelter 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 11 January 2016 at 08:51.

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