Linfoot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Linfoot family

The surname Linfoot was first found in Buckinghamshire. 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] The Hampshire Linford was the Anglo-Saxon Lindford. [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1272 revealed the first record of the family, specifically Roger de Lynford, Buckinghamshire. [4]

Early History of the Linfoot family

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Linfoot Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Linfoot family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Lynford or Linford (1650-1724), English divine, son of Samuel Lynford of Cambridge, where he was born in 1650. He "was educated at Newark and Bury St. Edmunds, and admitted as a sizar at Christ's College, Cambridge, 16 July 1666. He is described in the admission book as ‘optimæ spei juvenis.’ He graduated B.A. in 1670-1671, and proceeded M.A. in 1674, and S.T.P. in 1689, being also incorporated M.A. of Oxford on 11 July 1676. He was elected fellow of Christ's in 1675, and was also tutor from 1676 to 1685. He gave...
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Australia Linfoot migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Linfoot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Linfoot, aged 40, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [5]
  • Mary Linfoot, aged 43, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [5]
  • Dinah Linfoot, aged 12, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [5]
  • Benjamin Linfoot, aged 7, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [5]
  • William Linfoot, aged 5, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [5]
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New Zealand Linfoot migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Linfoot Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Linfoot, aged 27, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Ellen Linfoot, aged 26, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mr. Richard Linfoot, (b. 1812), aged 27, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [6]
  • Mrs. Linfoot, (b. 1813), aged 26, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [6]
  • Richard Linfoot, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand 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)
  3. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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