Early Origins of the Linsell family
The surname Linsell 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally, the place name means "dwelling among the lime-trees," having derived from the old English words "lind" + "sele." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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
in chief, Eudo the Steward. The Domesday Book
lists the village as having a mill and five beehives.
Early History of the Linsell family
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Linsell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lindsell, Linsell, Lindsale, Linsall, Lindsall and others.
Early Notables of the Linsell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Linsell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Linsell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frederick Linsell, who arrived in Detroit in 1868
Linsell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Martha C. Linsell, aged 49, who settled in America from London, England, in 1911
- Gertrude Annie Linsell, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Crowdon, England, in 1924
Linsell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Frederick Linsell, aged 24, a sawyer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
Contemporary Notables of the name Linsell (post 1700)
- Tony Linsell, English publisher writer and political activist
- Frederick Linsell (1847-1938), Secretary Treasurer of the William Wright Company, original owner of the Frederick Linsell House, Wayne State University