Linsly Name Meaning & Origin
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My husband is named Linsly and goes by Lin. His mother wanted to name him Leonard, after his father, but Leonard the elder didn't want to, so she decided on Linsly instead after the school in West Virginia of the same name.
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From the Linsly School Web site: "Founded in 1814, The Linsly School is the oldest preparatory school west of the Alleghenies. Its founder, Noah Linsly, coming from Connecticut to Wheeling to practice law, made provision in his will for the creation of a school for boys and girls."
Ancestry.com shows that "Linsly," as a surname, is Irish.
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