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Lincoln Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Lincoln, so named from an original British name Lindo- ‘lake’ + Latin colonia ‘settlement’, ‘colony’. The place was an important administrative center during the Roman occupation of Britain and in the Middle Ages it was a center for the manufacture of cloth, including the famous ‘Lincoln green’.

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


Similar surnames: Linton, Clinton, Minton, London, Lindon, Sinton, Litton, Hinton

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Lincoln Family Origin

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Lincoln Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    59%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Boarding House

    5%
  • Insurance Agent

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lincoln family was Insurance Agent. The most common Lincoln occupation in Canada was Farmer. 59% of Lincoln's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Boarding House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lincoln.

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Lincoln Life Expectancy

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