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Lynden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Lynden family


The surname Lynden was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. 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. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

One source notes that the name could have been derived from either "dweller at the Lime-Tree Hill [Old English lind, a lime-tree + dún, a hill]" or "dweller at the Flax-Hill [Old English lín, flax + dún]. Lindon, Dorset, was the Anglo-Saxon Lindún" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print

Regarding the last note, we could not find Lindon, Dorset, but we did find Bigge's Quarter, Northumberland which noted "the lands of this place, which was once called Linden Quarter, and Carlisle's Quarter." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Lyndon is a small parish, in the union of Oakham, hundred of Martinsley, county of Rutland. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Lynden family


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Lynden Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindon, Lyndon, Lyndown, Lyndowne and others.

Early Notables of the Lynden family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Lynden family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lynden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Lynden, who settled in Iowa in 1855
  • John Lynden, who settled in Illinois in 1875

Lynden Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hulda Lynden, who settled in Seattle in 1917

Contemporary Notables of the name Lynden (post 1700)


  • Lynden Sparhawk, American art director who was active in the late 1940s to the mid 1950s

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Citations


  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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