Lynch Family History

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Lynch Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingsigh ‘descendant of Loingseach’, a personal name meaning ‘mariner’ (from long ‘ship’). This is now a common surname in Ireland but of different local origins, for example chieftain families in counties Antrim and Tipperary, while in Ulster and Connacht there were families called Ó Loingseacháin who later shortened their name to Ó Loingsigh and also Anglicized it as Lynch. Irish (Anglo-Norman): Anglicized form of Gaelic Linseach, itself a Gaelicized form of Anglo-Norman French de Lench, the version found in old records. This seems to be a local name, but its origin is unknown. One family of bearers of this name was of Norman origin, but became one of the most important tribes of Galway. English: topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or hillside, Old English hlinc, or perhaps a habitational name from Lynch in Dorset or Somerset or Linch in Sussex, all named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Lance, Leach, Winch, Clinch, Bench, Kinch, Lynam, Blanch, Latch

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Lynch Family Origin

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Lynch Family Occupations

What did your Lynch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lynch. A less common occupation for the Lynch family was Shoemaker. The most common Lynch occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Lynch's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Tailor

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    1%

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Lynch Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Lynch Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lynch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lynch in 1940 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lynch 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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