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The surname Linfoot was first found in Norfolk where the name was first found. They claim descent as a tenant of the lands of Lynford, held by Stanard, a Norman noble, from Roger Bigod who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [1] Today, Linford Manor is an old manor house that has been converted into a recording studio complex in Great Linford, Milton Keynes, England. Little Linford is a village in the county of Buckinghamshire, England. The name literally means 'ford where maple trees grow' derived from the Old English hlyn + ford [2]

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lynford, Linford, Linforth, Lynforth, Linfoot, Lynfoot, Lindford, Lyndford, Lindforth, Lyndforth, Lineford, Lyneford, Lineforth, Linefoot, Lenforth and many more.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linfoot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Linfoot, aged 40, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Mary Linfoot, aged 43, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Dinah Linfoot, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Benjamin Linfoot, aged 7, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • William Linfoot, aged 5, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849


Linfoot Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Richard Linfoot landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Richard Linfoot, aged 27, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Ellen Linfoot, aged 26, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. 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).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. 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.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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