Early Origins of the Linston family
The surname Linston 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 Linston family
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Linston Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lindsell, Linsell, Lindsale, Linsall, Lindsall and others.
Early Notables of the Linston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Linston family to the New World and Oceana
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.