Norman Conquest of Ireland lead by Strongbow introduced the first non-Gaelic elements into Irish nomenclature. These Anglo- Normans brought some traditions to Ireland that were not readily found within Gaelic system of hereditary surnames. One of the best examples of this is the local surname. Local surnames, such as Linskey, were taken from the name of a place or a geographical feature where the person lived, held land, or was born. These surnames were very common in England, but were almost non-existent within Ireland previous to the conquest. The earliest surnames of this type came from Normandy, but as the Normans moved, they often created names in reference to where they actually resided. Therefore, some settlers eventually took names from Irish places. Originally, these place names were prefixed by de, which means from in French. This type of prefix was eventually either made a part of the surname, if the place name began with a vowel, or was eliminated entirely. The Linskey family originally lived in some location which is no longer known. The original form of the Norman surname Linskey was de Lench. However, there is also a native Irish family named Linskey. This surname, which was originally O Loingsigh, is derived from the Gaelic word loingseach, which means mariner.
Early Origins of the Linskey family
Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they were granted lands by Strongbow after the English Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172.
Early History of the Linskey family
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Linskey Spelling Variations
spelling variations of even a single name. Early versions of the name Linskey included: Lynch, Linch, O'Lynch and others.
Early Notables of the Linskey family (pre 1700)
fl. 1488-1489), 4th Mayor of Galway; John Lynch fitz John, fifth Mayor of Galway (1489-1490); Robuck Lynch, sixth Mayor of Galway (1489-1490); Arthur Lynch (Mayor), 22nd Mayor of Galway, (died 1507), a member of one of The...
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Migration of the Linskey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Linskey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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