Place Name: Brintnell

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1981)

Name Origins: Commemorative


The name Brintnell has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Brinton in the county of Norfolk.

From House of Names. I am not sure how good a reference this is.


Scottish: locative name perhaps from a lost or unidentified place, although possibly brought to Scotland from one or more of the English Brintons.

English: locative name from Great Brington (Essex), recorded as Brintone in Domesday Book, Brinton (Norfolk), Brimpton (Berks), recorded as Brintone in Domesday Book, Brineton (Staffs), or Brimington (Derbys), recorded as Brinneton in 1239.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English, Scottish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Following a model of naming neighbourhoods in the Pilot Sound area for pilots, this name was chosen in honour of Wilfred Leigh Brintnell (1895-1971), who was well known for his pioneer flights across unmapped territories. Brintnell was born in Ontario and joined the Royal Flying Corps during WWI. In 1927 he joined Western Canada Airways and flew the first multi-engine flight from Winnipeg to Vancouver and return. Brintnell also flew a more than 14,000-kilometre inspection flight and circled Great Bear Lake, the first pilot to do so. In 1932 he formed Mackenzie Air Service Ltd. in Edmonton. During WWII he was the president of the Edmonton-based Aircraft Repair Ltd., the firm was given a contract for repairing and maintaining Canadian and American military aircraft along the Northwest  Staging Route. In 1946 Brintnell received the Order of the British Empire for his outstanding service during the war. Following the war, Brintnell managed Northwest Industries and in 1952 operated Arctic Air Lines. He was inducted into the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame in 1975.

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