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This interesting surname is of Old British and Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a variant of "Lindsey", an English locational surname from Lindsey in Lincolnshire, which appeared as "Lindissi", circa 730 in Bede's "Historia Ecclesiastica", and as "Lindesi", in the Domesday Book of 1086; or from Lindsey in Suffolk, recorded as "Lealeseia", circa 1095 in Documents from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds. The former placename in Lincolnshire derives from "Lindon", the Old British name for Lincoln, to which was added the Olde English pre 7th Century "eg", island; apparently, the district was practically an island, until the fens on the Witham were drained...

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