Last name: LINCOLN

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LINCOLN : This last name is indexed 324,737 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LINCOLN : 1: 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’.2: African American: adoption of the surname in 1 above in honor of Abraham Lincoln the 16th president of the US who abolished slavery.

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