Linton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Linton family

The surname Linton 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 Linton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linton 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 Linton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Linton Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Linton 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...
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Ireland Migration of the Linton family to Ireland

Some of the Linton 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.


United States Linton migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Linton, who landed in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1630 [4]
  • Marg Linton, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [4]
  • Mary Linton, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [4]
  • William Linton, who landed in Virginia in 1663-1664 [4]
  • Richard Linton, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Linton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Linton, who landed in Jamaica in 1743 [4]
  • George Linton, who settled in Maryland in 1775
Linton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Linton, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [4]
  • Archabald Linton, aged 42, who landed in New York, NY in 1834 [4]
  • James Linton, who landed in New York in 1835 [4]
  • C Linton, aged 25, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838 [4]
  • John Linton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Linton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Linton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Linton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
Linton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Linton, aged 8, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Margaret Linton, aged 18, who landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Martha Linton, aged 12, who arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Thomas Linton, aged 16, who arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Anne Linton, aged 4, who arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Linton migration to Australia +

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

Linton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Michael Linton, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen" [5]
  • Michael Linton, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850 [5]
  • Thomas Linton, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850 [6]
  • William Linton, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [7]

New Zealand Linton migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Linton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Linton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Algoa Bay" in 1881
  • Adam Linton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Algoa Bay" in 1881
  • William Linton, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Algoa Bay" in 1881

Contemporary Notables of the name Linton (post 1700) +

  • David Linton (1815-1889), one of eight founders of Beta Theta Pi, a prominent college fraternity founded at Miami University in 1839
  • William S. Linton (1856-1927), U.S. Representative from Michigan
  • Tom Linton (b. 1975), American guitarist
  • Ralph Linton (1893-1953), American anthropologist
  • William James Linton (1812-1897), Anglo-American wood engraver, author, and political reformer
  • James N. Linton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936, 1940, 1952 [8]
  • Gladys M. Linton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1980 [8]
  • Dwayne Linton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [8]
  • Dorothy Linton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1960; Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1961 [8]
  • Benjamin F. Linton, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1830-41; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1838-41 [8]
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania
USS Arizona
  • Mr. George Edward Linton, American Fireman Second Class from Wyoming, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [10]


Suggested Readings for the name Linton +

  • 2414 The Linton Heritage, 1637-1981 by Calvin R. Linton, Some Earlier Americans: Boles-Linton Ancestors by Harold W. Boles.

  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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SEA QUEEN 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850SeaQueen.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STEBONHEATH 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stebonheath.htm
  7. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 1st May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1855.shtml
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  10. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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