They probably originated in Flint, Flintshire, Wales, a small market town where Flint Castle was built in the 1100's. From there, their descendants spread across England, Wales, and possibly into Scotland by the 1500's.
At this point, Flints have spread themselves across the earth, many residing in Australia, the United States, and other countries. Many early settlers include Flints of Salem and Virginia. From there, several moved to New York, Maine, California, and dozens of other states.
WE NEED AS MUCH INPUT AS WE CAN POSSIBLY GET. NO MATTER WHAT PART OF THE WORLD YOU ARE IN, YOU'RE INFORMATION IS USEFUL AND MAY BE THE MISSING LINK FOR A DESPERATE RESEARCHER. Please send us a quick email at email@example.com briefly describing your family history and where they originate from as far back as you know. This will help us determine how to organize our mass amounts of data and present them in a way that will help us link family lines.
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I have a little bit of information on two Flint brothers, Thomas and William, who immigrated to Salem, Massachusetts about 1638. Their descendents moved to Maine and then to California.
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