Lynne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Lynne surname comes from an Upper German word "lind," which meant "tender" or "gentle hearted." In some instances, especially in Saxony, the surname evolved from the personal name Lindemuth. In general, the similar phonetic name Linde comes from "Linden," which was a type of tree.

Early Origins of the Lynne family

The surname Lynne was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Hainrich der Lind in Constance in 1254.

Early History of the Lynne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lynne research. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1780, 1784, 1799, 1820, 1834, 1862, and 1887 are included under the topic Early Lynne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lynne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lind, Lynd, Lint, Lynt and others.

Early Notables of the Lynne family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lynne were Anton Franz Hermann Lindt, a general in the Saxon army, who was ennobled in 1780. He was born in Frankfurt a.M. but moved with the family to Dresden. In 1784 he became general-inspector of the infantry, and in 1799 General of...
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Migration of the Lynne family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes VonDer Lindt, who came to Philadelphia in 1749. John Lindt came to New Castle, Delaware in 1849; while Wilhelm Lindt arrived in Philadelphia in 1806. Anna Elisabeth Lind emigrated to Pennsylvania sometime between 1741 and 1767.


Contemporary Notables of the name Lynne (post 1700) +

  • Shelby Lynne (b. 1968), born Shelby Lynn Moorer, an American singer
  • Seybourn Harris Lynne (1907-2000), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (1946-1973)
  • Rockie Lynne (b. 1964), American country music artist
  • Michael Lynne (b. 1941), American film executive
  • Judy Lynne (b. 1943), American-born, Australian actress
  • Jaime Lynne (b. 1979), American retired professional wrestler and valet, better known by her ring name, Lollipop
  • Gloria Lynne (b. 1931), born Gloria Wilson, an American jazz vocalist
  • Beverly Lynne (b. 1973), stage name of Beverly Lynne Hubscher, an American actress
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Lynne (b. 1948), English politician, Member of the European Parliament for West Midlands (1999-2012)
  • Lisa Lynne, Celtic harpist, a composer and new-age recording artist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Lynne 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: Sub manu solius dei
Motto Translation: Under the hand of the kingdom of God.


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