Lynam Family History

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Lynam Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire named Lynam, from Old English lin ‘flax’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’. Irish: English surname adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Laidhghneáin (see Linehan).

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


Similar surnames: Lynch, Byam, Lynn, Linam, Lyne, Lyng, Lynum, Lyman, Tynan, Luna

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Lynam Family Origin

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Lynam Family Occupations

What did your Lynam ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lynam. 24% of Lynam men worked as a General Labourer and 86% of Lynam women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lynam were Painter decorator and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Dairy Farmer
    10%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    7%
  • Painter decorator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    86%
  • School Teacher
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Household Duties
    1%

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

Lynam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lynam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lynam 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lynam. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lynam. For the veterans among your Lynam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lynam Life Expectancy

What is the average Lynam lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lynam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lynam in 1941 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lynam

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