This name is of Viking (Danish) origin for the pre 10th Century and is locational for the Village of Lyndon in the former County of Rutland, near Oakland. The name means the dweller at the Hill of Linden (Lime) Trees, and the most usual spelling is Linden or Lindon, the latter being a variant of the Irish MacAlindon, and represented by the poet Patrick Lindon 1668 - 1734, although the Lyndons of Co. Antrim are of the Rutland origin. The Coat of Arms is black with a gold crown between three leopards heads. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger Lyndon. which was dated 1639 Mayor of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim during the reign of King Charles 1 The Martyr 1625 - 1649 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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