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The generations and branches of the Flynt family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Flynt 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.

Flynt Early Origins



The surname Flynt 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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Flynt Spelling Variations


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Flynt Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Flynt include Flint, Flinte, Flindt, Flynt and others.

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Flynt Early History


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Flynt Early History



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

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Flynt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Flynt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Flynt In Ireland


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Flynt In Ireland



Some of the Flynt 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Flynt or a variant listed above:

Flynt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Flynt, who arrived in Virginia in 1618

Flynt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Flynt, who landed in Virginia in 1702

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Contemporary Notables of the name Flynt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Flynt (post 1700)



  • Rufus Flynt, American founder of W.N. Flynt Granite Co., a granite quarry in 1809 in Monson, Massachusetts
  • John James Flynt Jr. (1914-2007), American politician, United States Representative from Georgia (1965-1979)
  • Wayne Flynt, American Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University
  • Josiah Flynt (1869-1907), American sociologist and author
  • Henry Flynt (b. 1940), American philosopher, avant-garde musician, anti-art activist and exhibited artist
  • Larry Claxton Flynt Jr. (b. 1942), American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications
  • Wales Thornton Flynt (1897-1986), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Taliaferro County, 1951-56
  • Larry Flynt (b. 1942), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003
  • John James Flynt Jr. (1914-2007), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Spalding County, 1947-48; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1954-79
  • John James Flynt (1872-1949), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1900-06, 1926-28, 1933-36; Member of Georgia State Senate 26th District, 1907-08, 1919-20, 1937-38
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Flynt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Flynt 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 3 November 2015 at 09:36.

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