Lingard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lingard family

The surname Lingard was first found in Lancashire 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 estates in that shire.

Early History of the Lingard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lingard research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Lingard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lingard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lingard, Lingar, Linguard, Lingarde, Lingard, Lyngard, Lyngerd and many more.

Early Notables of the Lingard family (pre 1700)

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United States Lingard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lingard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ruth Lingard, who settled in America in 1703
  • Ann Lingard, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • William Lingard, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Robert Lingard, who arrived in Maryland in 1753

Australia Lingard migration to Australia +

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

Lingard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Lingard, (b. 1814), aged 19, English convict who was convicted in Essex, England for life for house breaking, transported aboard the "Captain Cook" on 2nd May 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1899 [2]
  • John Lingard, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]

New Zealand Lingard 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:

Lingard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Lingard, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • Ann Lingard, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • John Lingard, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • John Lingard, aged 48, a labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Grace Lingard, aged 50, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lingard (post 1700) +

  • Jesse Ellis Lingard (b. 1992), English footballer
  • Ivor Lingard (b. 1942), English former professional rugby league footballer
  • William Horace Lingard (1839-1927), 19th century English comic singer
  • Father John Lingard (1771-1851), English Roman Catholic priest, historian and author
  • Joan Lingard (b. 1932), Scottish novel writer
  • Kevin Rowson "Kev" Lingard (b. 1942), Australian politician
  • Grant Lingard (1961-1995), New Zealand born artist who, although a painting graduate, focused on minimalist sculptural installations


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/captain-cook
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843


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