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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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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