The surname Linger 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.
Important Dates for the Linger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linger research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Linger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Linger Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lingard, Lingar, Linguard, Lingarde, Lingard, Lyngard, Lyngerd and many more.
Early Notables of the Linger family (pre 1700)
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Linger migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Linger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Rene Linger, aged 45, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 
Contemporary Notables of the name Linger (post 1700)
Paul Linger (b. 1974), English former professional footballer
Wolfgang Linger (b. 1982), Austrian retired luger who achieved seven gold medals, five silver medals and eight bronze medals, brother of Andrea Linger
Carl Linger (1810-1862), German-born, Australian composer who in 1859 wrote the melody for the patriotic "Song of Australia"
Andreas Linger (b. 1981), Austrian retired luger who achieved seven gold medals, five silver medals and eight bronze medals
^ 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)
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