Lingley is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Lingley family once lived in either of the settlements called Linley in Shropshire
, or in one of the places called Lindley in Leicestershire
or the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Lingley is occasionally derived from residence near a limewood or in a clearing where flax was grown. The surname Lingley 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 Lingley family
The surname Lingley 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
at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Lingley family
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Lingley Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lingley family name include Lindlie, Lindly, Lindley, Lindleigh, Lindlee, Lyndley, Lyndly, Lyndlee and many more.
Early Notables of the Lingley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lingley family to Ireland
Some of the Lingley family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 112 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lingley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lingley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Joseph Lingley U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John West], New Brunswick, Canada c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X