lincoln

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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’.
  2. Abraham Lincoln (1809–65), 16th president of the United States, was the son of an illiterate laborer, descended from a certain Samuel Lincoln, who had emigrated from England to MA in 1637.
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