Clinch Family History

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Clinch Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Wiltshire named Clench, from Old English clenc ‘lump’, ‘hill’, which seems also to have been used of a patch of dry raised ground in fenland surroundings. In some cases the surname may be of topographic origin. metonymic occupational name for a maker or fixer of bolts and rivets, from Middle English clinch, clench ‘door nail secured by riveting or clinching’, from clench(en) ‘to fix firmly’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Lynch, Winch, Finch, Clint, Clines, Leach, Pinch, Blanch, Hinch, Lich

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Clinch Family Origin

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Clinch Family Occupations

What did your Clinch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Clinch. 2% of Clinch men worked as a Gardener and 52% of Clinch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clinch were Old Age Pensioner and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gardener
  • General Labourer
  • Bank Clerk
  • Old Age Pensioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Clinch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Clinch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clinch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Clinch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Clinch. For the veterans among your Clinch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Clinch Life Expectancy

What is the average Clinch lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Clinch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Clinch in 1951 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clinch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clinch ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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