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The Anglo- Norman Conquest of Ireland lead by Strongbow introduced the first non-Gaelic elements into Irish nomenclature. These Anglo- Normans brought some traditions to Ireland that were not readily found within Gaelic system of hereditary surnames. One of the best examples of this is the local surname. Local surnames, such as Lynsky, were taken from the name of a place or a geographical feature where the person lived, held land, or was born. These surnames were very common in England, but were almost non-existent within Ireland previous to the conquest. The earliest surnames of this type came from Normandy, but as the Normans moved, they often created names in reference to where they actually resided. Therefore, some settlers eventually took names from Irish places. Originally, these place names were prefixed by de, which means from in French. This type of prefix was eventually either made a part of the surname, if the place name began with a vowel, or was eliminated entirely. The Lynsky family originally lived in some location which is no longer known. The original form of the Norman surname Lynsky was de Lench. However, there is also a native Irish family named Lynsky. This surname, which was originally O Loingsigh, is derived from the Gaelic word loingseach, which means mariner.

Lynsky Early Origins



The surname Lynsky was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they were granted lands by Strongbow after the English Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172.

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Lynsky Early History


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Lynsky Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lynsky research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1488, 1489, 1489, 1490, 1489, 1490, 1507, 1611, 1676, 1691, 1684, 1682, 1623, 1713, 1669 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Lynsky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lynsky Spelling Variations


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Lynsky Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations for the name Lynsky include: Lynch, Linch, O'Lynch and others.

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Lynsky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lynsky Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Geoffrey (Geffere) Lynch ( fl. 1488-1489), 4th Mayor of Galway; John Lynch fitz John, fifth Mayor of Galway (1489-1490); Robuck Lynch, sixth Mayor of Galway (1489-1490); Arthur Lynch (Mayor), 22nd Mayor of Galway, (died 1507), a member of one of The...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lynsky Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lynsky Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Lynsky, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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