Lingle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the Lingle family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in either of the settlements called Linley in Shropshire or Wiltshire, or in one of the places called Lindley in Leicestershire or the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Lingle is occasionally derived from residence near a limewood or in a clearing where flax was grown. The surname Lingle belongs to both the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Lingle family
The surname Lingle was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Lingle family
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Lingle Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Lingle include Lindlie, Lindly, Lindley, Lindleigh, Lindlee, Lyndley, Lyndly, Lyndlee and many more.
Early Notables of the Lingle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lingle family to Ireland
Some of the Lingle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lingle migration to the United States +
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lingle or a variant listed above:
Lingle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Lingle, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1893
- Emma Lingle, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Lingle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- G.S. Lingle, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
- B.C. Lingle, aged 31, who arrived in America in 1908
- Marie Lingle, who landed in America, in 1908
- George S. Lingle, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1909
- Geo S Lingle, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lingle (post 1700) +
- Paul Lingle (1902-1962), American jazz pianist
- Alfred "Jake" Lingle Jr. (1891-1930), American reporter for the Chicago Tribune who was shot dead gangland-style
- Ralph "Robin" Lingle (1942-2007), American Olympic middle distance runner
- Linda Lingle (b. 1953), nee Cutter, American politician, sixth Governor of Hawaii
- Kaye Lingle Koonce, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1996, 2000; Member, Credentials Committee, 2008 
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