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Linton Surname Origin
(Locality). From Lin, a lake or pool, and ton, a town. A parish in Roxburgshire, Scotland.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Linton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Linton family history than the origin of your surname:
A Linton Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes
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