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McLintock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the McLintock family. Their name comes from the Gaelic name Mac Gille Ghionndaig, which means son of the servant of St. Finndag or son of the fair young man.


Early Origins of the McLintock family


The surname McLintock was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the McLintock family


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McLintock Spelling Variations


Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. McLintock has been written as MacClintock, MacLintock, MacLinden, MacAlinden and many more.

Early Notables of the McLintock family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McLintock family to Ireland


Some of the McLintock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the McLintock family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McLintock Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • W F McLintock, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

McLintock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Elijah McLintock, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name McLintock (post 1700)


  • Thomas "Tom" McLintock, Scottish professional footballer who played over 200 matches in the late 1800s
  • Sir Michael William McLintock (b. 1958), 4th Baronet of Sanquhar, Scottish peer
  • Sir William Traven McLintock (1931-1987), 3rd Baronet of Sanquhar, Scottish peer
  • Sir Thomson McLintock (1905-1953), 2nd Baronet of Sanquhar, Scottish peer
  • Sir William McLintock GBE (1873-1947), 1st Baronet of Sanquhar, Scottish peer and accountant
  • Alexander "Alex" McLintock (1853-1931), also known as Sandy McLintock, a Scottish international footballer who played from 1874 to 1885, member of the Scotland National Team (1875-1880)
  • Francis "Frank" McLintock MBE (b. 1939), former Scotland international footballer and football manager
  • Alexander Hare McLintock CBE (1903-1968), New Zealand teacher, university lecturer, historian and artist, best known for editing and authoring the three-volume Encyclopaedia of New Zealand (1966)

The McLintock Motto


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: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.


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