I have two interests in pursuing the origin of our name. It would be great to know the history of the earliest Linthicums and how they got their name. I would also like to have an understanding of the nature of the name. Does it denote a profession, location or an attribute of an early Linthicum. If the original spelling is some form of “combe” (the uppermost part of a valley) then the name is likely a location in the Southeastern part of England or Wales. Locations with the suffix “combe” are very common around Bath (Lyncombe, Widcombe, Shoscombe, Charlcombe, Combe Down, Monkton Combe).
If the original spelling was “cum” (Latin for with, when, since, although, etc) then the origin is less clear.