Linson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Linson family

The surname Linson 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 Linson family

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Linson Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Linson family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Linson family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Lindsley, who settled in Connecticut in 1644; Giles Linscot, who arrived in Virginia in 1694; Wm. Lindsley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822.

Contemporary Notables of the name Linson (post 1700)

  • Paul Linson, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 1st District, 1938 [3]
  • John J. Linson, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 14th District, 1888-91; Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 3rd District, 1912 [3]


  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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from
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