Lyndyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Irish surnames have had their original forms altered in many ways. Before being translated into English, Lyndyn appeared as Mac Giolla Fhiondain, which refers to a descendant of a devotee of St. Fintan.
Early Origins of the Lyndyn family
The surname Lyndyn 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.
Important Dates for the Lyndyn family
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Lyndyn Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Lyndyn family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including McAlinden, McAlindan, McAlindon, Glindon, Lindon, Glendon, McLindon, MacLindon, MacAlindon, MacClendon, McClendon, McLinden, McGlindon, MacGlindon, McGlendon and many more.
Early Notables of the Lyndyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lyndyn family
A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Lyndyn: James McLinden arrived in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1768; Arthur McLindon arrived in Philadelphia in 1858; William McLindon arrived in Philadelphia in 1880.