Flynn Family History

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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

What did your Flynn ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Housekeeper

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Tailor

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Flynn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Flynn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Flynn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flynn 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Flynn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Flynn. For the veterans among your Flynn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flynn Life Expectancy

What is the average Flynn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flynn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flynn 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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