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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational name for an illuminator of manuscripts, from Middle English luminour, lymnour, Old French enlumineor, illumineor.
  • German : habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany or, in Bavaria, from Lindemer and Lindmaier (see Lindenmeyer).
  • Dutch : from a Germanic personal name composed of liut ‘people’ + mar ‘famous’, ‘renowned’. Compare Lemmer.

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