Linden Family History
Linden Name Meaning
Dutch German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): plural form of Linde . Flemish and Dutch (Van Linden): habitational name from any of the places called Linden or Lienden in Brabant and North Brabant. Flemish and Dutch: shortened form of Vanderlinden . Swedish (Lindén): topographic ornamental or habitational name formed with the element lind ‘lime tree’ (also from placenames such as Lindesberg or Linde) + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. In a topographic sense it could have been adopted on account of a prominent lime tree at the home farm. Compare Lindeen . English: variant of Lindon . Irish: shortened form of McLinden .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022