Type Surname (from location)
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Meaning & History
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word. The word was also used in a number of Old High German women’s personal names, with the meaning "shield" or "spear".Spanish topographic name for someone who lived on a boundary, from Spanish linde "boundary", or habitational name from any of the places called La Linde in Spain.