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Chinn Family History

Chinn Name Meaning
English: from Old English cin ‘chin’, as a nickname for someone with a prominent chin or else for a clean-shaven man.

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

243,673 Historical Documents with Chinn on Ancestry.com
54,129 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,936 Military Records
3,931 Immigration Records
39,195 Census and Voter Lists
140,482 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Chinn Families

  • Number of Chinn families
     67 - 131
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Chinn families
     125 - 248
     42 - 124
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Chinn families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Chinn census records

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Chinn Family Origin

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Chinn Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Chinn

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Chinn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Chinn census records

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Chinn Civil War Service Records

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