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Surname meaning for "Lynch"
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic‘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 who later shortened their name to and also Anglicized it as .