Flynt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Flynt family

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.

Early History of the Flynt family

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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.

Early Notables of the Flynt family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Flynt family to Ireland

Some of the Flynt 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.

United States Flynt migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Flynt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Flynt, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Flynt (post 1700) +

  • Larry Claxton Flynt Jr. (1942-2021), American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications
  • 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
  • Wales Thornton Flynt (1897-1986), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Taliaferro County, 1951-56 [2]
  • Larry Flynt (b. 1942), American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Governor of California, 2003 [2]
  • John James Flynt Jr. (1914-2007), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Spalding County, 1947-48; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1954-79 [2]
  • John James Flynt (1872-1949), American Democratic Party 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 [2]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Flynt 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.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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