Lynwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lynwood family

The surname Lynwood was first found in Lincolnshire at Linwood, a parish, in the union of Caistor, S. division of the wapentake of Walshcroft. This parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as Lindude. [1] Literally the parish meant "lime-tree wood" from the Old English words "lind" + "wudu." [2]

"This place was formerly the residence of the Lynwoods, of whom William, who died in 1446, was bishop of St. David's, and keeper of the privy seal under Henry VI." [3]

The Lingwood variant probably originated in Lingwood, Norfolk having derived from the the Old English words "hlinc" + "wudu," collectively meaning "wood on a blank or slope." The earliest record of this parish was in 1199 when it was known as Lingewood. [2]

Early rolls revealed Richard de Lindewude in the Registrum Auntquissimum (1196-1203); and John de Lyndewode in the London Assize of Nuisance in 1334. Later again, Thomas Lynwood was listed in the Register of Freemen of York in 1437. [4]

Early History of the Lynwood family

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Lynwood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lingwood, Linwood, Lynwood, Lyngwood and others.

Early Notables of the Lynwood family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lynwood family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Lingwood, who came to Barbados in 1684; Wm. Lingwood, who was naturalized in Wisconsin in 1866; as well as Robert Lingwood, who was on record in the census of Ontario, Canada of 1871..

Contemporary Notables of the name Lynwood (post 1700) +

  • Carl Lynwood Mathias (b. 1936), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1960 to 1961
  • Carroll Lynwood Beedy (1880-1947), American Republican politician, Cumberland County Prosecuting Attorney, 1917-21; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1921-35; Defeated, 1934 [5]
  • James Lynwood Bentley (1904-1975), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Upson County, 1941-44; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1945-46 [6]
  • Lynwood Lacey "Sonny" Easley (1939-1978), American racecar driver
  • Lynwood K. Ireland, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 7th District [7]

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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