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Where did the English Linfoot family come from? What is the English Linfoot family crest and coat of arms? When did the Linfoot family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Linfoot family history?

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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.

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]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linfoot research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1202 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Linfoot History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Linfoot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Linfoot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linfoot 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.

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