Flynn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Floinn ‘descendant of Flann’, a byname meaning ‘red(dish)’, ‘ruddy’. There were families of this name in various parts of Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Finn, Lynn, O'flynn, Glynn, Lyon, Wynn, Long, Clyne, Linn, Fann

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Flynn Family Origin

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Flynn Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Housekeeper

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1881, the most common Flynn occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Flynn's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Flynn family was Tailor. Labourer, Housekeeper and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flynn.

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Flynn Historical Records

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Flynn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Flynn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Flynn in 1940 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flynn

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