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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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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lindsay family was Farm Laborer. The most common Lindsay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Lindsay's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lindsay.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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Lindsay Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Lindsay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Lindsay in 1941 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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