The Linnisy family originally lived in the parish of Lindsay in the northern English county of Northumberland
. Ealdric de Lindsay held estates in both Normandy
and in Lincolnshire
. He was a tenant
of English estates for the Earl of Chester.
Early Origins of the Linnisy family
The surname Linnisy was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow where they were descended from Randolph Lord of Toeni who was banished by Duke William from Normandy
in 1058 along with many other knights. He settled on the borders of Lincolnshire
and erected a barony known as Linesi including Belvoir Castle. When the Duke of Normandy
he was again forced to move and settled on the lands of Crawford in Lanarkshire Scotland
"The first of the name in Scotland is Sir Walter de Lindeseya, who appears as one of the witnesses in the Inquisitio of Earl David concerning the possessions and rights of the see of Glasgow in 1124. His great-grandson, Sir William de Lindeseia, was one of the hostages for King William the Lion, 1174," CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Linnisy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linnisy research.Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1340, 1513, 1483, 1513, 1618, 1659, 1652, 1722, 1552, 1598, 1597, 1598, 1679, 1737, 1788, 1713, 1652, 1722, 1700, 1760, 1608, 1664, 1677, 1714, 1724, 1714 and 1292 are included under the topic Early Linnisy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Linnisy Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lindsay, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lindesey, Lindsey and many more.
Early Notables of the Linnisy family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was John Lindsay, 6th Earl of Crawford (before 1483-1513), an Earl of Crawford; Alexander Lindsay, 2nd Lord Balcarres and 1st Earl of Balcarres (1618-1659), a Scottish nobleman; Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres (1652-1722), a Scottish aristocrat and politician; John Lindsay of Balcarres (1552-1598)... Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Linnisy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Linnisy family to Ireland
Some of the Linnisy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 278 words (20 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 Linnisy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel Lindsey who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; Robert Lindsay settled in Virginia in 1663; Thomas Lindsay settled in Virginia in 1699; Charles, David, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, Robert and William Lindsay all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860.
The Linnisy Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Endure fort
Motto Translation: Endure with strength.
Linnisy Family Crest Products
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)