Flintstone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Flintstone comes 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.

Early Origins of the Flintstone family

The surname Flintstone 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.

Early History of the Flintstone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Flintstone research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1300, and 1379 are included under the topic Early Flintstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Flintstone Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Flintstone were recorded, including Flint, Flinte, Flindt, Flynt and others.

Early Notables of the Flintstone family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Flintstone family to Ireland

Some of the Flintstone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Flintstone family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Flintstone family emigrate to North America: Thomas Flint, who arrived in Virginia in 1618, two years before the "Mayflower"; Henry Flint, who arrived in Boston in 1635; Thomas Flint who landed in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1642.

The Flintstone 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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