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The name Linck comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered long or tall. The name occurs in Old English charters as early as 972 A.D, as Aetheric thes langa. Of the many surnames in England, the surname Linck is considered among etymologists to be one of the oldest. It belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. As a nickname surname Linck could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Linck Early Origins



The surname Linck was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Linck Spelling Variations


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Linck Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Linck has undergone many spelling variations, including Lang, Lange, Laing, Layng and others.

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Linck Early History


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Linck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linck research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1357, 1394, and 1467 are included under the topic Early Linck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Linck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Linck Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Linck In Ireland


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Linck In Ireland



Some of the Linck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 146 words (10 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Linck were among those contributors:

Linck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Linck, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Linck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelm Linck, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Martin Linck, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Linck, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Willem Linck, who arrived in New York in 1715-1716
  • Risina Linck, aged 7, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Linck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Linck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Lewis Linck, who landed in New York in 1830
  • John C Linck, aged 37, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Xaver Linck, who arrived in Valdivia, Chile in 1850
  • Frank Linck, who arrived in Mississippi in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Linck Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Anna Linck, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Linck, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Johannes Linck, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Louis Linck, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Linck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Linck (post 1700)



  • Alaska S. Linck, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 4th District, 1943-46
  • Adam Linck, American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1907-08

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Linck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linck 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 8 January 2016 at 11:58.

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