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Find more Flynn relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 713 less people named Flynn in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 38,119 people named Flynn in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 2% less people named Flynn in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 37,406 people named Flynn were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 59%, or 5,434 people, lived in homes they rented
  • Although 51% were female, the most common name for males was James
  • 1,657 were disabled
  • For 18,935 females, Margaret was the most common name

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Flynn families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 5,006 were born in foreign countries
  • 35% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was Gaelic
  • Most fathers originated from Ireland