Asked in Name Origins
Where does the last name linger come from?
November 04, 2011 11:25PM
It is derived from the Tilia Tree which in German is Linde. Also known as Lime (not the citrus fruit), Linden, or Basswood tree. Research the genus Tilia to learn more about the etomology. Persons named Linger typically originate from the Lower Rhine. As a Linger, my ancestors were Hessians during the Revolutionary War and currently reside in and around West Virginia.