The surname ‘Lindsay’ originates from England, and Scotland. It is derived from the habitation name from ‘Lindsay’ in Lincolnshire, England. This is the first found in the form ‘Lindissi’. Apparently a derivative of the Briton name ‘Lincoln’. To this has later been added the Old English element ‘eg’ meaning island, since the place was virtually cut off by the surrounding fenland. It is also a habitational name from ‘Lindsey’ in Suffolk, England, named in Old English as ‘Lelleseg’ meaning ‘Island of Lelli’, a personal name. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Lindsay’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Thomas de Lyndesey’, from Derbyshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. Members of a Scottish family called Lindsay have been prominent in Scottish public affairs for centuries, Their titles include Earls of Crawford, Earls of Balcarres, and Dukes of Montrose. Their earliest ancestor in Scotland was ‘Sir Walter de Lindissi’, a Norman noble from Lincolnshire, England. Early in the 12th century, David youn… Coat of arms: Gules a…
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