Lintern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lintern family

The surname Lintern was first found in Linton, now West Linton, a village in the Scottish Borders, (formerly in Peeblesshire) not far from East Linton; Linton, a parish of Roxburghshire; or at East Linton, a small burgh in the parish of Prestonkirk, East Lothian. [1]

One of the first records of the name was Gamel de Lintun who witnessed a charter by Ernaldus, bishop pf St. Andrews (c. 1160-62.) Magister Roberts de Linton was vicar of Kylelan (c. 1214.) [1]

We would be remiss if we didn't take a moment to discuss the "Worm of Linton" or the "Linton Worm." Linton Hill at Linton in Roxburghshire on the Scottish borders was the home of this legendary beast which emerged from its lair at dusk and dawn to eats crops, livestock and people. "Wyrm" is an Old English/Scottish word for serpent which evolved to the more modern term "worm." After many fearful nights, a man of incredible courage, William or John de Somerville, the Laird of Laristin, attacked the worm in its hideout killing it. A stone carving above the door of Linton Church shows this heroic deed.

Further south in England, the earliest records were: Richard de Linton, London who was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273; Hugh de Linton, Yorkshire, 20 Edward I (during the twentieth year of King Edward I's reign) and Laurencie de Lynton (of Linton) who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]

In England, Linton is a market-town and parish in Cambridgeshire, a township in Derbyshire, a parish in Devon, a hamlet in Gloucestershire, a township in Herefordshire, a parish in Kent and there are two parish so named in Yorkshire. [3]

Early History of the Lintern family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lintern research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1285, 1296, 1376, 1348, 1349, 1376, 1411, 1677, 1841, 1894, 1884, 1885, 1885 and are included under the topic Early Lintern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lintern Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Linton, Lynton, Lintern and others.

Early Notables of the Lintern family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Bishop Sydney Linton (1841-1894), the first Bishop of the Diocese of Riverina, Australia. He was consecrated on 1 May 1884 at St Paul's Cathedral, London, and on...
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lintern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Lintern family to Ireland

Some of the Lintern family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Lintern migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lintern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Lintern, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [4]
  • Sarah Lintern, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [4]
  • Samuel Lintern, aged 46, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana" [5]
  • Mr. George Lintern, (b. 1820), aged 35, Cornish stonemason, from St. Austell, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Eliza" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 18th September 1855 [6]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Lintern, (b. 1819), aged 36, English settler, from Bridestowe, Devon, England, UK travelling aboard the ship "Eliza" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 18th September 1855 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lintern (post 1700) +

  • Bernard Lintern, American journalist
  • Richard Charles Lintern (b. 1962), English stage, voice and screen actor
  • Melvin Lintern (b. 1950), English former footballer


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1852.shtml
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1850_59.pdf


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate