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TypeSurname (from location)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.LING-kən
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Meaning & History

Originally indicated that the bearer was from the English city of Lincoln, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". A famous bearer was Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute