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The origins of the name Flint are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the personal name Flint. In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Flint Early Origins



The surname Flint was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and is the name of the great Saxon Gods. The name was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

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Flint Spelling Variations


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Flint Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Flint family name include Flint, Flinte, Flindt, Flynt and others.

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Flint Early History


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Flint Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flint research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1300, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Flint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Flint Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flint Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Flint In Ireland


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Flint In Ireland



Some of the Flint family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Flint surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Flint Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Flint arrived in Virginia in 1618
  • Mary Flint, who landed in Virginia in 1628
  • Mrs. Thomas Flint, who landed in Virginia in 1628
  • Thomas Flint, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Henry Flint arrived in Boston in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flint Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Flint arrived in South Carolina in 1716
  • David Flint arrived in Virginia in 1744

Flint Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Flint, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1800
  • James Flint, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1831
  • George Flint, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Joseph Flint, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E P Flint, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Flint Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Flint arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Ellen Flint arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Daniel Flint arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • Elizabeth Flint arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  • James Flint, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flint (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flint (post 1700)



  • Thomas Flint, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1884
  • Weston Flint, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868
  • William N. Flint, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1888
  • Willis H. Flint, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1928
  • Edward Sherrill Flint (1819-1902), American politician, Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, 1861-63
  • Dutee Wilcox Flint, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1920; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1920
  • Doris M. Flint, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1952; Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1949
  • Clinton M. Flint, American politician, Mayor of Freeport, New York, 1927-31, 1943-44; Defeated, 1931; Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Clarence Howard Flint (1895-1971), American Democrat politician, Musician; Music teacher; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1927, 1928
  • Arthur F. Flint, American politician, Delegate to New Mexico State Constitutional Convention, 1969
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Flint Historic Events


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Flint Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Sydney G Flint (b. 1905), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Willesden, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Eric Morgan Flint (b. 1913), English Able Seaman from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Flint


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Suggested Readings for the name Flint



  • Flint Family History of the Adventuresome Seven by Edward Francis Flint Jr..
  • Flint, The Family Histories of Charles Edwin Flint, Junior, and Bessie Hazel Lee by Rosalie Viola Matthews Flint.

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Motto


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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: Sine macula
Motto Translation: Without spot.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Lysander.htm
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Flint Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flint 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.

This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 09:02.

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