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Ginn Family History

Ginn Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form of McGinn, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Finn ‘son of Fionn’.English: from Middle English gin ‘trick’, ‘contrivance’, ‘snare’, a reduced form of Middle English engin (see Ingham 2), hence a metonymic occupational name for a trapper or a nickname for a cunning person.

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

305,634 Historical Documents with Ginn on Ancestry.com
66,051 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,004 Military Records
3,748 Immigration Records
57,027 Census and Voter Lists
169,804 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ginn Families

  • Number of Ginn families
     39 - 76
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ginn families
     93 - 184
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ginn families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ginn Family Origin

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Ginn Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ginn

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Ginn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ginn census records

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Ginn Civil War Service Records

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