Early Origins of the Flintoff family
The surname Flintoff was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 13th century in the Yarm district of North Yorkshire.
Early History of the Flintoff family
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Flintoff 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 Flintoff family name include Flintoff, Flitcroft, Flinton, Flintham, Flintard, Flintarne and many more.
Early Notables of the Flintoff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Flintoff family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, 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 Flintoff surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Flintoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Flintoff, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1893
- Mrs. Flintoff, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1893
Flintoff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Flintoff, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Darlington, in 1906
- Thomas Ainsworth Flintoff, aged 28, who settled in America from Blackpool, England, in 1911
- Florence G. Flintoff, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
- William Flintoff, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
- William C. Flintoff, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1920
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Flintoff Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Christ Flintoff, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
Flintoff Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Christopher Flintoff, who landed in Canada in 1816
Contemporary Notables of the name Flintoff (post 1700)
- Corey Flintoff (b. 1946), American newscaster
- Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff MBE (b. 1977), English cricketer
- Debbie Flintoff -King (b. 1960), Australian hurdler
- John-Paul Flintoff, British author, broadcaster and journalist