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Linville Family History

Linville Name Meaning
Of English origin: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps in France. The surname is not found in present-day English records, but is recorded in Hampshire (also in the forms Lenvill, Linvel) in the 17th century. Perhaps it is an altered form of English Lindfield or Lingfield, habitational name from a place so called in Sussex, altered by false analogy with the alternation in Norman names between -ville and -field. pwh; IGI; not in RW, DEB.

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

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Name Distribution of Linville Families

  • Number of Linville families
     65 - 128
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Linville Family Origin

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Linville Immigration Information

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Linville Family Occupations

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