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Lynn Family History

Lynn Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn ). Scottish: variant of Lyne 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 placename is probably from an Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool stream’. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 林 probably based on its Mandarin pronunciation. See Lin

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Lynn family from?

You can see how Lynn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lynn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lynn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 72 Lynn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Lynn's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lynn families in 1840.
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What did your Lynn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lynn. 17% of Lynn men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Lynn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lynn were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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 USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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