Flinn Family History

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Flinn Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Flynn.

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

Similar surnames: Fling, Linn, Falin, Lion, Fann, Winn, Flynn, Bline, Brinn, Finn

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Flinn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Flinn name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Flinn Family Origin

Where is the Flinn family from?

Flinn Family Occupations

What did your Flinn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flinn. The most common Flinn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Flinn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Flinn family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Flinn Historical Records

What Flinn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Flinn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flinn 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Flinn. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Flinn. For the veterans among your Flinn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flinn Life Expectancy

What is the average Flinn lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Flinn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Flinn in 1950 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flinn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flinn 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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