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Lindley Family History

Lindley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire, all named from Old English lin ‘flax’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’, from lind ‘lime tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Lindley in Leicestershire probably also has this origin, and is a further possible source of the surname.German: habitational name from places in Bavaria and Hannover called Lindloh, meaning ‘lime grove’, or a topographic name with the same meaning (see Linde + Loh).

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

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Name Distribution of Lindley Families

  • Number of Lindley families
     97 - 191
     33 - 96
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Lindley families
     838 - 1,673
     280 - 837
     1 - 279
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Lindley families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Lindley Family Origin

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Lindley Immigration Information

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Lindley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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