Lynn Family History

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Lynn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn). Scottish: variant of Lyne 3. English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Norfolk, in particular King’s Lynn, an important center of the medieval wool trade. The place name is probably from an Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Lyon, Linn, Glynn, Lyne, Lynch, Wynn, Flynn, Lyn, Lann, Lyng

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Lynn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lynn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lynn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • European Jewish

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Lynn Family Origin

Where is the Lynn family from?

Lynn Family Occupations

What did your Lynn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lynn family was Farmer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lynn. The most common Lynn occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Lynn's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%

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

Lynn Historical Records

What Lynn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 218,000 census records available for the last name Lynn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lynn 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Lynn. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Lynn. For the veterans among your Lynn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lynn Life Expectancy

What is the average Lynn lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lynn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lynn in 1942 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lynn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lynn 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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