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The surname Lynot originated from a powerful family belonging to the Cambro- Normans, who settled in Ireland in the 13th century.

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The surname Lynot was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn). The Lynots were a powerful Cambro-Norman family who settled in Connacht in the 13th century, and held vast lands. In 1585, their lands were significant enough to be recorded in the Composition Book of Connacht.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lynnott, Lynott, Lynot and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lynot research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Lynot History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Lynot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lynot Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Thomas Lynot, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo

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  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
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The Lynot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lynot 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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