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Lynds History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Lynds family


The surname Lynds was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire. The name Lynne originally meaning "a waterfall," is first noted in the area of Dalry in the years 1200-1300. They were located here and had land and owned the Castle of Lin near the waterfall of the Calf. The barony of Lynn was created from lands granted by Hugh de Morville in 1204. One of the first listed at the time was Walter de Lynne, who listed on the Ragman Rolls signed of 1296.

Early History of the Lynds family


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Lynds Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lind, Lynd, Lynde, Lynn, Line, Lines and others.

Early Notables of the Lynds family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Lynds family to Ireland


Some of the Lynds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lynds family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Lin who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737; Dary Line settled in Virginia in 1653; Christopher Line settled in Barbados in 1679; John Lines settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1823.

Contemporary Notables of the name Lynds (post 1700)


  • Helen Merrell Lynds (1896-1982), American sociologist and social philosopher
  • Captain Elam Lynds (1784-1855), American creator of the Auburn system starting in 1821
  • Gayle Lynds, American author
  • Laurie Lynds, Canadian film and television director
  • Peter Lynds (b. 1975), New Zealand physicist

The Lynds Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper virescit virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue always flourishes.


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