Origins Available: Irish
Irish surnames have had their original forms altered in many ways. Before being translated into English, Lyndane appeared as Mac Giolla Fhiondain, which refers to a descendant of a devotee of St. Fintan.
Early Origins of the Lyndane family
The surname Lyndane was first found in counties Armagh and Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster
, in Northern Ireland
, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they were anciently known as the Mac Giolla Fhiondain, devotees of St. Fintan an ancient sept of Oriel
,(roughly equivalent to Ulster,) and the clann being one of the founding septs of Northern Ireland.
Early History of the Lyndane family
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Lyndane Spelling Variations
The spelling of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations
such as McAlinden, McAlindan, McAlindon, Glindon, Lindon, Glendon, McLindon, MacLindon, MacAlindon, MacClendon, McClendon, McLinden, McGlindon, MacGlindon, McGlendon and many more.
Early Notables of the Lyndane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lyndane family to the New World and Oceana
The English-ruled Ireland
of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North America. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Lyndane: James McLinden arrived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1768; Arthur McLindon arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; William McLindon arrived in Philadelphia in 1880.