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This name with variant spellings Linck, Lince and Linch is of English topographic origin for one dwelling by a bank or slope. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hlinc" translating variously as "a bank separating strips of arable land on a slope, rising ground or a ridge". Dialectual variants of "hlinc" included "linch" and "lench". The surname is first recorded in the early half of the 13th Century, (see below). One, Gilbert de la Lynche appears in the 1275 "Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire" and a Robert Bynithelinche in the 1278 "Assize Court Rolls of Somerset".

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