Last name origins & meanings:
- 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 ēg ‘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).
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