Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from Middle High German lins(e) ‘lentil’,
presumably a metonymic occupational nickname for a grower of
- German: from a short form of a Germanic personal
name formed with Old High German lint ‘snake’ or linta
‘linden tree’, ‘shield’.
- English (Staffordshire): unexplained. Possibly a variant of Lynes.
- Latvian: possibly from lins ‘flax’.
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