Lingwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lingwood family

The surname Lingwood was first found in Lincolnshire at Linwood, a parish, in the union of Caistor, S. division of the wapentake of Walshcroft. This parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as Lindude. [1] Literally the parish meant "lime-tree wood" from the Old English words "lind" + "wudu." [2]

"This place was formerly the residence of the Lynwoods, of whom William, who died in 1446, was bishop of St. David's, and keeper of the privy seal under Henry VI." [3]

The Lingwood variant probably originated in Lingwood, Norfolk having derived from the the Old English words "hlinc" + "wudu," collectively meaning "wood on a blank or slope." The earliest record of this parish was in 1199 when it was known as Lingewood. [2]

Early rolls revealed Richard de Lindewude in the Registrum Auntquissimum (1196-1203); and John de Lyndewode in the London Assize of Nuisance in 1334. Later again, Thomas Lynwood was listed in the Register of Freemen of York in 1437. [4]

Early History of the Lingwood family

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Lingwood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lingwood, Linwood, Lynwood, Lyngwood and others.

Early Notables of the Lingwood family (pre 1700)

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United States Lingwood migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lingwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wm. Lingwood, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1866

Canada Lingwood migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lingwood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Lingwood, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871

West Indies Lingwood migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Lingwood Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Lingwood, who settled in Barbados in 1684
  • Thomas Lingwood, aged 27, who arrived in Barbados in 1694 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lingwood (post 1700) +

  • Mr. Robert Leonard Lingwood B.E.M. (b. 1918), British recipient of Medallist of the British Empire Medal 29th December 2018 For services to the community in County Tyrone [7]
  • John Lingwood, British musician, perhaps best known as the drummer for Manfred Mann's Earth Band between 1979 and 1986

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook
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