Lint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Lint surname comes from an Upper German word "lind," which meant "tender" or "gentle hearted." In some instances, especially in Saxony, the surname evolved from the personal name Lindemuth. In general, the similar phonetic name Linde comes from "Linden," which was a type of tree.
Early Origins of the Lint family
The surname Lint was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles first mention Hainrich der Lind in Constance in 1254.
Early History of the Lint family
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Lint Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lind, Lynd, Lint, Lynt and others.
Early Notables of the Lint family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lint were Anton Franz Hermann Lindt, a general in the Saxon army, who was ennobled in 1780. He was born in Frankfurt a.M. but moved with the family to Dresden. In 1784 he became general-inspector of the infantry, and in 1799 General of...
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In the United States, the name Lint is the 12,581st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
| Lint migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lint Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adriaantje Van Lint, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Adrianus Van Lint, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Annigje Van Lint, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Contelius Van Lint, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
- Mrs. Cs Van Lint, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Lint (post 1700) ||+|
- Terry Lint, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1984 
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sub manu solius dei
Motto Translation: Under the hand of the kingdom of God.
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