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The surname Lyng was first found in Somserset 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 the village of Ling, near Bridgewater.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ling, Linge, Lyng, Lynge and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyng research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Lyng History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Lyng family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lyng Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Lyng, aged 25, landed in Pennsylvania in 1736

Lyng Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Lyng arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
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  • Richard Edmund Lyng (1918-2003), American administrator
  • Peder Rasmus Lyng (1799-1863), Norwegian politician
  • Lizzie Lyng, Irish camogie player and a social worker
  • Jon Lyng (1945-2003), Norwegian lawyer and politician
  • Toralf Lyng (1909-2005), Norwegian sports official
  • Ulrik Fredrik Lange Lyng (1868-1948), Norwegian judge
  • Jakob Lyng (1907-1995), Danish fencer
  • Sandra Lyng (b. 1987), Norwegian singer
  • Michael Lyng (b. 1985), Gaelic footballer in Ireland
  • Otto Lyng (1926-2003), Norwegian politician
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    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Lyng Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyng 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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