When Soren Linde was born on 4 June 1866, in Sundby, Morsø Nørre, Thisted, Denmark, his father, Christen Adam Frederik Linde, was 31 and his mother, Anne Sorensen, was 27. He married Elin Henningsen Bengtsdotter on 19 May 1909, in Copenhagen, København, Denmark. He lived in Nørresundby, Ålborghus, Denmark in 1870. He died in 1939, at the age of 73.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Gunner, Lars. German Kurt, Dieter, Erna, Fritz, Hasso, Markus, Otto, Ralf.
German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in northern Germany, named with this word, and the name may be a habitational name from any of these. The word was also used in a number of Old High German women's personal names, with the meaning ‘shield’ or ‘spear’ (these being made from the hard wood of the lime); it is possible that the surname in some cases is from a short form of one of these. As a Swedish name it is often ornamental rather than topographic. Compare Lindy .
Jewish (Ashkenazic): adoption of German Linde ‘lime tree’ (see 1 above).
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