Flint Family History

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Flint Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual. Welsh: habitational name from Flint in Clwyd, which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Flinte ‘shotgun’.

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

Similar surnames: Lind, Linn, Fink, Flink, Lint, Klink, Fleet, List, Lintz, Clint

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Flint Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Flint name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Flint. 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


  • Sweden


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Flint Family Origin

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Flint Family Occupations

What did your Flint ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Flint occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Flint's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flint. A less common occupation for the Flint family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Flint Historical Records

What Flint family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 204,000 census records available for the last name Flint. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flint 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Flint. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Flint. For the veterans among your Flint ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flint Life Expectancy

What is the average Flint lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Flint life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Flint in 1940 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flint

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flint 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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