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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

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Lincoln Family Origin

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Lincoln Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Lincoln occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Lincoln's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Lincoln family was Farm Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lincoln.

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Lincoln Historical Records

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Lincoln Life Expectancy

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