Chinn Family History

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Chinn Name Meaning

English: from Old English cin ‘chin’, as a nickname for someone with a prominent chin or else for a clean-shaven man.

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


Similar surnames: Shinn, Child, Chin, Hind, Cain, Chino, Finn, Linn, Ginn, Pinn

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Chinn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chinn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chinn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    42%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • China

    10%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

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Chinn Family Origin

Where is the Chinn family from?

Chinn Family Occupations

What did your Chinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Chinn family was Keeping House. The most common Chinn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Chinn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chinn.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chinn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chinn Historical Records

What Chinn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Chinn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chinn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Chinn. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Chinn. For the veterans among your Chinn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chinn Life Expectancy

What is the average Chinn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Chinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Chinn in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chinn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chinn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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