Lindsey

A name stongly associated with Scotland but is actually of Norman ancestry from De dimesay, Pays de Caux, Rouen. The name first appears in Scotland in the early 12th Century but is not recorded in England until 1272 (Lindsey of Suffolk). Apparently members of the clan Mac Clintoch changed their name to Lindsey (for reasons unknown). There have been nearly two hundred variations of the spelling and one said to be from Lindsay in Linconshire was first found in the form of Lindissi, apparently a derivation of the British name of Lincolnshire. Andrew of Wyntoun referring to the origin of the family expresses a prudent uncertaintly, 'off Englande coyne de Lyndissay mare of baim I can noucht say'. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Sir Walter de Lindeseya, which was dated 1124, The See of Glasgow, during the reign of King David I, 1124 - 1153. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Lindsey — als Verwaltungsgrafschaft (1888–1974) Lindsey ist einer der traditionellen Gebietsteile der Grafschaft Lincolnshire in England. Die andere Gebiete sind Holland und Kesteven. Der Name geht auf das Königreich Lindsey aus der Zeit der Heptarchie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lindsey — Lindsey, OH U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 504 Housing Units (2000): 209 Land area (2000): 1.541492 sq. miles (3.992447 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.541492 sq. miles (3.992447 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lindsey, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 504 Housing Units (2000): 209 Land area (2000): 1.541492 sq. miles (3.992447 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.541492 sq. miles (3.992447 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lindsey — Lindsey, Theophilus, geb. 1723 zu Middlewich in Chesshire, studirte in Cambridge, wurde Caplan beim Herzog von Somerset u. bereiste mit dessen Sohn 1754–56 den Continent, wurde dann Pfarrer in Kirkby Wiek, Piddelton, Catterick; zu der Überzeugung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lindsey — (spr. linse), nordöstlicher Teil von Lincolnshire (England), seit 1888 besondere Grafschaft, hat ein Areal von 3889 qkm (70,6 QM.) mit (1901) 206,528 Einw. (53 auf 1 qkm) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lindsey — infobox historic subdivision Name= Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey HQ= Newland, Lincoln Government= Lindsey County Council Origin= Kingdom of Lindsey Status= Administrative county Start= 1889 End= 1974 Code= CodeName= Replace= Lincolnshire Motto=… …   Wikipedia

  • Lindsey —  Pour l’article homophone, voir Lindsay. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Lindsey peut désigner : Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lindsey — /lind zee, lin /, n. 1. Ben(jamin Barr) /bahr/, 1869 1943, U.S. jurist and authority on juvenile delinquency. 2. a male or female given name. * * * ▪ Anglo Saxon kingdom and bishopric       an early Anglo Saxon kingdom and bishopric, probably… …   Universalium

  • Lindsey — Lindsay, Lindsey englischer Name, Bedeutung: Insel der Lindenbäume, angelehnt an einen Orts und Familiennamen; auch ein Jungenname …   Deutsch namen

  • Lindsey — noun /ˈlɪnzi/ A former Anglo Saxon kingdom, now a division of Lincolnshire, England …   Wiktionary

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