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Irish surnames have had their original forms altered in many ways. Before being translated into English, Lyndon appeared as Mac Giolla Fhiondain, which refers to a descendant of a devotee of St. Fintan.

Lyndon Early Origins



The surname Lyndon 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.

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Lyndon Spelling Variations


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Lyndon Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Lyndon family name include McAlinden, McAlindan, McAlindon, Glindon, Lindon, Glendon, McLindon, MacLindon, MacAlindon, MacClendon, McClendon, McLinden, McGlindon, MacGlindon, McGlendon and many more.

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Lyndon Early History


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Lyndon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyndon research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1650 is included under the topic Early Lyndon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lyndon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lyndon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Lyndon:

Lyndon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Augustin Lyndon, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1699

Lyndon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Lyndon, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Mary Lyndon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Mary Lyndon, who came to Philadelphia in 1816
  • Anthony Lyndon, who arrived in Syracuse, NY sometime between 1854 and 1856

Lyndon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Suson Lyndon, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • Charles Lyndon, who arrived in Toronto in 1873

Lyndon Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Deborah Lyndon, who arrived in Toronto in 1903

Lyndon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Lyndon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyndon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyndon (post 1700)



  • Troy A. Lyndon (b. 1964), American Chairman & CEO of Left Behind Games Inc
  • Roger Conant Lyndon (1917-1988), American mathematician, professor at the University of Michigan, creator of Lyndon words, co-creator of the Curtis–Hedlund–Lyndon theorem, Craig–Lyndon interpolation and the Lyndon–Hochschild–Serre spectral sequence
  • Neil Alexander Lyndon (b. 1946), British journalist, currently the motoring correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph
  • Bill Lyndon (b. 1964), Australian former strongman competitor, five-time winner of Australia's Strongest Man
  • Simon Lyndon (b. 1971), London-born, Australian actor
  • Barré Lyndon (1896-1972), pseudonym of Alfred Edgar, a British Hugo Award and Edgar Allan Poe Award winning playwright and screenwriter, probaly best known for his The War of the Worlds (1953)

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Lyndon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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The Lyndon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyndon 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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