Lynch Family History
Lynch Name Meaning
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingsigh ‘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 Ó Loingseacháin who later shortened their name to Ó Loingsigh and also Anglicized it as Lynch. Irish (Anglo-Norman): from de Línse a Gaelicized form of the Norman French name de Lench deriving from one of the manors named Lench in Worcestershire. The placename derives from Old English hlenc ‘hill-side’. English: topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or hillside Old English hlinc.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022