Last name origins & meanings:
- Scandinavian, English, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree, Middle English
lind. As a Jewish and Swedish name, it is often of ornamental
- South German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a gentle, tolerant man, from Middle High German
lint, linde ‘gentle’, ‘mild’.
German and Danish: habitational name from any of various places named
with Lind ‘lime tree’.
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