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Flint Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint (from Old and Middle English Low German flint) or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual metaphorically as hard as flint. Welsh: habitational name from Flint in Clwyd which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial 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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Where is the Flint family from?

You can see how Flint families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flint family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flint families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 167 Flint families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Flint's in USA. New York had the highest population of Flint families in 1840.
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What did your Flint ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Flint. 15% of Flint men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Flint women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Flint were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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