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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


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The surname Lyden was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leydon, Leidden, Leyden, Leidon, Lethen, Lethane and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyden research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1335, 1517, 1526, 1546, 1679, and 1811 are included under the topic Early Lyden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lyden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Lyden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 226 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Lyden, who arrived in Pike County, Ind in 1886

Lyden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. Lyden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
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  • Michael J. Lyden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940
  • Matthew O. Lyden, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from St. Clair District, 1962
  • Mac Dara Francis X. Lyden, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 2002
  • Robert Lyden, American child actor in the 1950s
  • Pierce Lyden (1908-1998), American movie actor
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    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Lyden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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