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Re: Where the name Linthicum orginated ?
Posted by: Nina Bever Affolter Date: April 03, 2001 at 16:07:01
In Reply to: Re: Where the name Linthicum orginated ? by Mary Hanratty of 699

I have been researching my grandmother's family Lincicome. In doing so I found a book by Glen A. Lincicome at the Marietta, Ohio, Marietta College library. He listed 40 different spellings of the Linthicome name.
I live in Parkersburg, West Virginia on the Ohio border. My Lincicomes were in Noble Co., Ohio
In Glen Lincicome's book, he also says that he believes they were Welsh and the name was originally spelled Lynthicum and when they removed to Liverpool, England the name was changed. They owned a line of ships that plied between Blatimore, Md. and Liverpool, England. There were 5 brothers. One remained in Liverpool. The other 4 came to America, one in Kentucky, one in Virginia and two in Maaryland. Thomas Linscomb, born in England or Wales about 1640 came to America in 1658. He founded Linthicum Heights, Md.
The name was derived from "Lin" a waterfall or rushing stream. "hlyn" a torrent "th" a suffix as 7th or health or "ti" means the place of. "Comb" crest of a wave ora valley between hills or mountains
Linthicum, the place at which the rushing stream or lin throws off a spray of comb.
Hope this helps.

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