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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. [1]

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)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Flitcroft (1697-1769), a major English architect in the second generation of Palladianism. He was the son of Jeffery Flitcroft, gardener to William III at Hampton Court, and grandson of Jeffery...
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United States Flintoff migration to the United States +

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 immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • William Flintoff, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • William C. Flintoff, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1920
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Canada Flintoff migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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

Australia Flintoff migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Flintoff Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Sarah Flintoff, (b. 1768), aged 46, English convict who was convicted in York, England for 7 years for coining, transported aboard the "Broxbournebury" in January 1814, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, she died in 1844 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Flintoff (post 1700) +

  • Corey Flintoff (b. 1946), American retired newscaster based in Moscow for National Public Radio
  • Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff MBE (b. 1977), English television and radio presenter and former international cricketer
  • Debbie Flintoff -King OAM (b. 1960), Australian four-time gold medalist hurdler, active in the 1980s and 1990s
  • John-Paul Flintoff, British author, broadcaster and journalist

  1. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd November 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook