Lincoln Family History
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Lincoln Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the city of Lincoln, so named from an original British name Lindo- ‘lake’ + Latin colonia ‘settlement’, ‘colony’. The place was an important administrative center during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Middle Ages it was a center for the manufacture of cloth, including the famous ‘Lincoln green’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Linton, Clinton, Minton, London, Lindon, Sinton, Litton, Hinton