Lyne Family Page


This is the Family History page of the Lyne family, the adopted name of Eddie John Lyne born 1939 Crosby. Currently the family can trace its roots to Frederick Lyne born 1816 in Oxford.

This Lyne surname is possibly of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has two possible sources. Firstly, the surname may be a topographical name for someone who lived by a lime tree, derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "lind", Middle English "line", lime tree. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. The surname may also derive from the medieval female given name "Line", an aphetic form of Cateline and of various other names, such as Emmeline and Adeline, containing the Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix "-line".

The name was first found in Oxfordshire where the earliest records of the name include a record of Lina in the Pipe Rolls of Oxfordshire in 1181. Later records show William Thomas Lyne in the 1296 Subsidy Rolls of Sussex; and Reginal Lynes in the Assize Rolls of Cornwall of 1340. Yorkshire was the home of many of the family as the Yorkshire Poll Tax Records to 1379 include: Thomas in ye Lyen, Willelmus in ye Lyen; and Johannes del Lyen . Later in 1582 records show William Lyne, son of John Lyne, he died of the plaque, aged 29, St Peter's Cornwall.

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