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LINTON Coat of Arms & Crest

Terry Louis Linton © 1975

Linton Family History (booklet, Terry L. Linton © 1975)

 LINTON & BIRD Chronicles, Volume IX, Issue 3, Fall © 2014, ISSN 1941-3521

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The long-established LINTON surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is locational from any of the several places in England thus called, for example Linton in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Devon, Kent, Yorkshire and Northumberland, or from three places in Scotland called Linton: firstly the village Linton in Peebleshire, now known as West Linton; secondly a parish Linton in, present day, Roxburghshire and thirdly East Linton, a village in Prestonkirk, East Lothian.

The Linton ancestors of Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987), on his father’s side of the family can be traced and documented back to Parish Linton in old Peebleshire, Scotland. Kirk’s LINTON ancestors on his mother’s side of the family can be traced and documented back to Olde Wynkill, Barton-Under-Needwood, County Staffordshire, England.


Scottish Linton Coat of Arms & Crest, pen & ink illustration

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According to Burke's General Armory there is actually no such thing as a "family" coat of arms. Coats of Arms are registered to specific individuals. Under most heraldic rules, only first sons of first sons of the recipient of a coat of arms are permitted to bear their ancestor's arms. Younger sons may use a version of their father's coat of arms, but the rules of heraldry say that they must be changed, or "differenced", somewhat. If the bearer of a coat of arms called an "Arminger", dies without male heirs, his daughter may combine her father's arms with her husband's arms. This process is called "impaling". These formal principles give us an idea of the rich, protective tradition which has surrounded heraldry through the ages.


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