Flint Family History
Flint Name Meaning
English and German: topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint (from Old and Middle English Low German flint) or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual metaphorically as hard as flint. Welsh: habitational name from Flint in Clwyd which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Flinte ‘shotgun’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press