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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.

Brinton Early Origins



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)

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Brinton Spelling Variations


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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.

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Brinton Early History


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Brinton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brinton research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1190 and 1585 are included under the topic Early Brinton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Brinton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Brinton Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Brinton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 arrived in New Jersey in 1675
  • Thomas Brinton, who landed in New Jersey in 1675
  • William Brinton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1684
  • William Brinton settled in Pennsylvania in 1684

Brinton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Brinton arrived in Philadelphia in 1864

Brinton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Brinton, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Brinton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Brinton (post 1700)



  • William B. Brinton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1912; Mayor of Dixon, Illinois, 1911-15
  • John T. Brinton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924
  • John H. Brinton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1864, 1888
  • George J. Brinton, American politician, Burgess of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1926-37
  • Dwight Brinton, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canaan; Elected 1912
  • Stephanie Brinton (b. 1988), American concert pianist
  • Crane Brinton, American historian
  • Daniel Garrison Brinton (1839-1899), American anthropologist, who attempted to classify Native American languages
  • Denis Hubert Brinton (1902-1986), English physician
  • Reginald Seymour Brinton (1882-1966), English industrialist and cricketer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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


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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)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Brinton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brinton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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