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Where did the Scottish Linton family come from? What is the Scottish Linton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Linton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Linton family history?

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

First found in East Lothian, Scotland, where East Linton is situated on the River Tyne, near Haddington. West Linton is a village in the Scottish Borders, (formerly in Peeblesshire) not far from East Linton. There is also a Linton located in Orkneys. 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.)


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linton research. Another 241 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1285, 1296, 1376 and are included under the topic Early Linton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Linton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Linton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • Marg Linton, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Mary Linton, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Wm Linton, who landed in Virginia in 1663-1664
  • Richard Linton settled in Virginia in 1663


Linton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Francis Linton, who landed in Jamaica in 1743
  • George Linton settled in Maryland in 1775

Linton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mr. Linton, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • Archabald Linton, aged 42, landed in New York, NY in 1834
  • James Linton, who landed in New York in 1835
  • C Linton, aged 25, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • John Linton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838


Linton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • John Linton settled in Nova Scotia in 1774

Linton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Anne Linton, aged 4, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Catherine Linton, aged 38, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Catherine, Linton Jr., aged 10, arrived in Quebec in 1834
  • Joseph Linton, aged 8, landed in Quebec in 1834
  • Margaret Linton, aged 18, landed in Quebec in 1834


Linton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Michael Linton, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"
  • Michael Linton, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850
  • Thomas Linton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • William Linton, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"

Linton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Alexander Linton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Algoa Bay" in 1881
  • Adam Linton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Algoa Bay" in 1881
  • William Linton arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Algoa Bay" in 1881

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  • William James Linton (1812-1897), Anglo-American wood engraver, author, and political reformer
  • Ralph Linton (1893-1953), American anthropologist
  • David Linton (1815-1889), American, one of eight founders of Beta Theta Pi, a prominent college fraternity founded at Miami University in 1839
  • David Linton (1815-1889), U.S. college fraternity founder
  • Tom Linton (b. 1975), American guitarist
  • William S. Linton (1856-1927), U.S. Representative from Michigan
  • Hercules Linton (1836-1900), Scottish shipbuilder
  • Barnaby Bernard Linton (1675-1736), English publisher
  • Commander John Wallace Linton VC, DSO, DSC (1905-1943), Welsh submariner awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII
  • David Leslie Linton (1906-1971), British geographer and geomorphologist

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  • The Linton Heritage, 1637-1981 by Calvin R. Linton.
  • Some Earlier Americans: Boles-Linton Ancestors by Harold W. Boles.
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The Linton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linton 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.

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