Linn Family History
Linn Name Meaning
Scottish: variant spelling of Lynn. Irish: reduced and altered form of McLean. Compare McLinn. German: habitational name from a place called Linn, named with lin ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, ‘marsh’. German: from a Germanic personal name, Linto, formed with Old High German lind(i) ‘soft’. Eastern German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic lin ‘tench’, a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught and sold tench or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tench.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press