Lindsey Family History

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Lindsey Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Lindsay. Irish: reduced and Anglicized form of various Gaelic surnames, as for example Ó Loingsigh (see Lynch 1), Mac Giolla Fhionntóg (see McClintock), and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn). English: habitational name from Lindsey in Suffolk, named in Old English as ‘island (Old English eg) of Lelli’, a personal name representing a byform of an unattested name Lealla.

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

Similar surnames: Lindsay, Lindley, Linsey, Linden, Kinsey, Windley, Linde, Linzey

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Lindsey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lindsey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lindsey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Lindsey Family Origin

Where is the Lindsey family from?

Lindsey Family Occupations

What did your Lindsey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lindsey. The most common Lindsey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Lindsey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lindsey family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lindsey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lindsey Historical Records

What Lindsey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 217,000 census records available for the last name Lindsey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lindsey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Lindsey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 51,000 military records available for the last name Lindsey. For the veterans among your Lindsey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lindsey Life Expectancy

What is the average Lindsey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lindsey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1948. The average life expectancy for Lindsey in 1942 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lindsey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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