Lins Family History
Lins Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German lins(e) ‘lentil’, presumably a metonymic occupational nickname for a grower of lentils. 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’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press