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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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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. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  2. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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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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