The Linkleter 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."
The surname Linkleter was first found in the Orkneys, where the original form of the name was Linklet. Today, Linklet and Linklater both are located in the
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
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