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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

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Lindsay Family Origin

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Lindsay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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