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Lindsay Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Lindsey in Lincolnshire, England. This is first found in the form Lindissi, apparently a derivative of the British name of Lincoln. To this was later added the Old English element eg ‘island’, since the place was virtually cut off by the surrounding fenland. The surname was taken to Scotland at an early date and is the name of an important and powerful Scottish family. Irish: adopted as an equivalent of various Gaelic names (see Lindsey).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lindsey, Livesay, Lindley, Linde, Linsey, Linden, Lunday, Lindau

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Lindsay Family Origin

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Lindsay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, the most common Lindsay occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Lindsay's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lindsay. A less common occupation for the Lindsay family was Annuitant.

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