Type Surname (ornamental)
Usage Swedish (Rare)
Other Forms FormsLinnæus
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Contributor Contrib.Beautiful Victory on 8/11/2014
Latinized form of LIND. A famous bearer was Swedish botanist Carl Linneaus (b. 1707 - d. 1778). His father adopted the name Linnaeus after a big lime tree (lind in Swedish) that grew on the family homestead in Vittaryd parish, Småland.