The sea-swept Hebrides
islands and the west coast of Scotland
, made up the ancient Dalriadan kingdom, the ancestral home of the McLinton 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 McLinton family
The surname McLinton 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 McLinton family
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McLinton Spelling Variations
Many spelling variations
of McLinton have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. MacClintock, MacLintock, MacLinden, MacAlinden and many more.
Early Notables of the McLinton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McLinton family to Ireland
Some of the McLinton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 145 words (10 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 McLinton family to the New World and Oceana
Many who arrived from Scotland
settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many settlers who remained loyal to England
went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the McLinton family emigrate to North America:
McLinton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A McLinton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The McLinton 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.