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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."

Linkletter Early Origins



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."

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Linkletter Spelling Variations


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Linkletter Spelling Variations



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

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Linkletter Early History


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Linkletter Early History



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.

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Linkletter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Linkletter 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 Linkletter 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:

Linkletter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Linkletter, who setted 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 [1]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Linkletter (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  4. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  5. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Linkletter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linkletter 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.

This page was last modified on 10 June 2016 at 12:23.

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