Ginn Family History

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Ginn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McGinn, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Finn ‘son of Fionn’. English: from Middle English gin ‘trick’, ‘contrivance’, ‘snare’, a reduced form of Middle English engin (see Ingham 2), hence a metonymic occupational name for a trapper or a nickname for a cunning person.

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

Similar surnames: Gunn, Finn, Kinn, Pinn, Linn, Rinn, Gann, Ging, Zinn, Genn

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Ginn Family Origin

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Ginn Family Occupations

What did your Ginn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ginn. A less common occupation for the Ginn family was Gardener. The most common Ginn occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Ginn's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Gardener


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

Ginn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Ginn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ginn 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 Ginn. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Ginn. For the veterans among your Ginn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ginn Life Expectancy

What is the average Ginn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Ginn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ginn in 1943 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ginn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ginn 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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