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The Linklater surname was a habitation name, taken on from one of the places so named in the Orkneys. The place name derived from the Old Norse "lyng," meaning "heather," and "klettr," or "rock" which were combined to make the Old Norse name "Lynglettr."

Linklater Early Origins



The surname Linklater was first found in the Orkneys, where the original form of the name was Linklet. Today, Linklet and Linklater both are located in the Orkney Islands. Linklater is located in South Ronaldsey, while Linklet is located in North Ronaldsey. Records of Linklater in South Ronaldsey date back as far as 1500 where it appears as Linclet; and Linklet in 1596. Linklater was also found in North Sandwick where it was listed as Lynkclet in 1500. Moving back to the Old Norse versions of the name we found records of Criste Aelingeklaet who was referred to in the Commons of Orkney in 1424 as a "goodman."

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Linklater Spelling Variations


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Linklater Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Linklater, Linkletter, Linklitter, Linklet and others.

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Linklater Early History


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Linklater Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linklater research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1678, 1687, 1625, 1678, 1757 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Linklater History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Linklater Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Linklater Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Andrew Linklater of that Ilk who was lawrikman in North Sandwick in 1678; and Peter Linklater (1757-1789), one of the quartermasters on the "Bounty" who remained loyal to Captain Bligh and was set adrift during the mutiny. During...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Linklater Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linklater Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S. T. Linklater, aged 39, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1892

Linklater Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Linklater, aged 27, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1901
  • Peter Linklater, aged 28, who landed in America from Orkney, Scotland, in 1907
  • Robert Linklater, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, Wales, in 1908
  • John Linklater, aged 4, who landed in America from Orkney, Scotland, in 1909
  • Georgina Linklater, aged 0, who emigrated to the United States from Orkney, Scotland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Linklater Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Linklater, who came to Canada in 1732
  • William Linklater, who arrived in Canada in 1783

Linklater Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Linklater, who settled in Canada in 1818

Linklater Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Linklater arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Symmetry" in 1845
  • Mary Linklater arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Symmetry" in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Linklater (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Linklater (post 1700)



  • Richard Stuart Linklater (b. 1960), American five-time Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award winning and two-time BAFTA Award winning film director and screenwriter
  • Hamish Linklater (b. 1976), American actor, best known for playing Matthew Kimble in The New Adventures of Old Christine and Andrew Keanelly in The Crazy Ones
  • Andro Linklater (1944-2013), Scottish non-fiction writer and historian, youngest son of Eric Linklater
  • Andrew Linklater FAcSS (b. 1949), Scottish international relations academic, current Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University
  • Magnus Linklater CBE (b. 1942), Scottish journalist, Editor of The Scotsman (1988-1994), son of Eric Linklater
  • Kristin Linklater (b. 1936), Scottish vocal coach, dialect coach, acting teacher, actor, and theatre director
  • John Linklater, English founder of Linklaters in 1838, now known as Linklaters LLP, a multinational law firm headquartered in London with over 2,000 employees in 20 countries
  • Joseph Linklater OBE (1876-1961), New Zealand Reform Party Member of Parliament (1922-1935)
  • Eric Robert Russell Linklater (1899-1974), Welsh-born, Scottish writer of novels and short stories, military history, and travel books, best known for his The Wind on the Moon, a children's fantasy novel, for which he won the 1944 Carnegie Medal

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
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    The Linklater Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linklater 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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