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Brinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Brinton name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Brinton was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Brinton in the county of Norfolk. Brinton appears in the Domesday Book as belonging to the Bishop of Thetford, and having a total value of thirty pounds.

Early Origins of the Brinton family


The surname Brinton was first found in Norfolk at Brinton, a parish, in the hundred of Holt. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The village dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Bruntuna. Literally the place name means "estate associated with a man called Bryni," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Early History of the Brinton family


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Brinton Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brinton include Brinton, Brinston, Brinson, Brinstone, Bryenton, Brintnell and many more.

Early Notables of the Brinton family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Brinton family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Brinton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Brinton who settled in Virginia in 1606 before the "Mayflower"
  • Thomas Brinton, who arrived in New Jersey in 1675
  • Thomas Brinton, who landed in New Jersey in 1675 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Brinton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Brinton, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1684

Brinton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Brinton, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1864

Brinton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Brinton, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Brinton (post 1700)


  • Bradford Brinton (1880-1936), American machinery manufacturer and benefactor; his collections of Western and American Indian art formed the basis of the Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming
  • Willard Cope Brinton (1880-1957), American consulting engineer, president of Brinton Associates, and information visualisation pioneer
  • Howard Haines Brinton (1884-1973), American Quaker, author, professor and director
  • Henry G. Brinton (b. 1960), American author and regular contributor to The Washington Post and USA Today
  • Edward Brinton (1924-2010), American professor of oceanography and research biologist
  • Ellen Starr Brinton (1886-1954), American pacifist, human rights activist and archivist
  • Daniel Garrison Brinton (1839-1899), American anthropologist who attempted to classify Native American languages
  • Clarence Crane Brinton (1898-1968), American historian, best known for his work The Anatomy of Revolution (1938)
  • Stephanie Brinton (b. 1988), American concert pianist
  • William B. Brinton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1912; Mayor of Dixon, Illinois, 1911-15 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Brinton Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Lux et Salus
Motto Translation: Light and safety.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AMAZON 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/amazon1852.shtml
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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