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Early Origins of the Linscot family

The surname Linscot was first found in Essex at Lindsell, a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Lindesela. [1] Literally, the place name means "dwelling among the lime-trees," having derived from the old English words "lind" + "sele." [2] Historically quite small, in the late 1800s, the population was 393 and at that time was home to a small ancient church named St. Mary the Virgin, Lindsell. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and village of Lindsell, a Norman noble by the name of Ranulph de St.Valery, under tenant to tenant in chief, Eudo the Steward. The Domesday Book lists the village as having a mill and five beehives.

Early History of the Linscot family

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Linscot Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindsell, Linsell, Lindsale, Linsall, Lindsall and others.

Early Notables of the Linscot family (pre 1700)

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United States Linscot migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linscot Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Giles Linscot, who arrived in Virginia in 1694

  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) on Facebook