Type Surname (from location)
Usage Medieval English
Pronounced Pron. Lim(Middle English) [key]
Other Forms FormsLim, Lum, Lym, Lymb, Lumb, Limm, Lumm
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Meaning & History
Rare name of medieval English origin. A dialectal variant of the locational name 'Lumb', from places so called in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and derives from the Old English pre-7th Century 'lum(m)'. Meaning "a pool".