Linkletter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Linkletter 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."
Early Origins of the Linkletter family
The surname Linkletter 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."
Early History of the Linkletter family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linkletter research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1678, 1687, 1625, 1678, 1757 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Linkletter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Linkletter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Linklater, Linkletter, Linklitter, Linklet and others.
Early Notables of the Linkletter family (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 Linkletter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Linkletter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Linkletter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Linkletter, who settled in the Virgin Islands in 1750
- William Linkletter who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1763
Linkletter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Alexander Linkletter, who arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1776
- Mr. George Linkletter U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Contemporary Notables of the name Linkletter (post 1700)
- Arthur Jack Linkletter (1937-2007), American game show and television host and entertainer, son of Art Linkletter
- Nicole Linkletter (b. 1986), American fashion model
- Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter (1912-2010), born Gordon Arthur Kelly, Canadian-born, American actor and television host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny, on NBC radio and TV for 19 years
Linkletter Family Crest Products
- ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X