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Where did the English Lynberry family come from? What is the English Lynberry family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lynberry family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lynberry family history?

The surname Lynberry is of English origin. It is derived from "Limbury," the name of a hamlet in the parish of Luton, Bedfordshire.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Linbury, Lynbury, Lynnbury, Linnbury, Linburgh, Limburgh, Limbury, Lymbury, Linboro, Linberry, Lynberry, Lineberry and many more.

First found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where the hamlet of Limbury is located. The first listing of the place was found in the late 9th century as Lygeaburg. [1] The Icknield Way, a Roman road passes though Limbury. The place name literally means "stronghold on the River Lea." [1] The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066; the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The most prominent Saxon surnames survived, however, and the family name Lynberry was first referenced in the 12th century, when Gerard de Linberga was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Wiltshire in 1130.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lynberry research. Another 311 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1212, 1605 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Lynberry History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lynberry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Limbry, who immigrated to Barbados in 1659; and Humphrey Limbrey, who settled in Maryland in 1668.

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Lynberry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lynberry 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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