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Where did the English Lyng family come from? What is the English Lyng family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lyng family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lyng family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ling, Linge, Lyng, Lynge and others.
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.
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.
More information is included under the topic Early Lyng Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
- 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
- Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
- 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.
- 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).
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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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