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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?
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.)
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.
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Linton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
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
- William Seelye Linton (1856-1927), American Republican politician, L Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 2nd District, 1887-88; Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1890; Mayor of Saginaw, Michigan, 1892-94
- William Crawford Linton (1795-1835), American politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1828-31; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1833
- Robert A. Linton, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1899-1902
- Samuel C. Linton, American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates District 28; Elected 1998
- Nathan M. Linton, American politician, Mayor of Wilmington, Ohio, 1869-70
- Nancy Linton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1972
- Joseph Linton Sr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
- Josiah Linton, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1907-08
- John Park Linton (1833-1892), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1866-67; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1868; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1884
- James N. Linton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1936, 1940, 1952
- The Linton Heritage, 1637-1981 by Calvin R. Linton.
- Some Earlier Americans: Boles-Linton Ancestors by Harold W. Boles.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
- Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
- 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.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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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