Lyn Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Lynn. Dutch: probably an altered form of Dutch van der Li(j)n (see Vanderlinden 3). Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lynn, Lin, Lyon, Lem, Ly, Lyne, Lien, Lim, Lau, Klyn

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Lyn Family Origin

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Lyn Family Occupations

What did your Lyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Clerical Engineering and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lyn. 13% of Lyn men worked as a Clerical Engineering and 43% of Lyn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lyn were Pick Sharpener Coal Mine (above) and Cunester Pasker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Clerical Engineering
  • Colliery Stoker
  • General Labourer
  • Pick Sharpener Coal Mine (above)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Beauty Culture Specialist
  • Caretaker dentists Surgery
  • Cunester Pasker

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

Lyn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lyn. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Lyn. For the veterans among your Lyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lyn Life Expectancy

What is the average Lyn lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Lyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lyn in 1969 was 55, and 50 in 2004.

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