Linsell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [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.

Important Dates for the Linsell family

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Linsell Spelling Variations

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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Linsell migration to the United States

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 immigrated to the United States from Crowdon, England, in 1924

Linsell migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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

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Citations

  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)
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