|My LINTOTT Ancestry|
Origin of the LINTOTT name
There appear to be two possible origins of the name but that is as far as it goes. It does not appear in any of the standard reference books on surnames. nor, surprisingly, in 'The Surnames of Sussex' by Richard McKinley (1988).
There are two French villages which bear the name Lintott (one near Dieppe and the other near Le Havre) so did the name come across the Channel with the Normans? There is no evidence to prove this.
Could it be a corruption of a word such as 'lynchet' which describes shallow terraces formed by ploughing on sloping fields in Medieval times?