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Linton Name Meaning
Scottish, northern Irish, and English: habitational name from any of the numerous places so called, found in the Scottish Borders and in various parts of England. The second element is in all cases Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In the case of Linton in Northumberland the first element is a British river name, Lyne (related to Welsh lliant ‘stream’), while Linton in Kent is ‘estate associated with a man called Lill or Lilla’. The other places of this name normally have as their first element Old English lind ‘lime tree’ or lin ‘flax’, but occasionally perhaps hlynn ‘torrent’ or hlinc ‘hillside’. (On the basis of geographical situation the meaning ‘torrent’ would be appropriate to Linton near Skipton in West Yorkshire).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Linton Families

  • Number of Linton families
     67 - 131
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Linton families
     147 - 291
     50 - 146
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Linton families
     150 - 297
     51 - 149
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Linton Family Origin

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Linton Immigration Information

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Linton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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