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Glynn Name Meaning

Welsh and Cornish: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Welsh glyn, Cornish glin, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Morgan proposes Glynllifon in Caernarfon as a probably source of the Welsh surname. Irish: reduced form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn (see McGlynn).

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


Similar surnames: Lynn, Glen, Flynn, Linn, Lyon, Gann, Glenny, Genn, Mcglynn, Gwynn

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Where is the Glynn family from?

You can see how Glynn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Glynn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Glynn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Glynn families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Glynn's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Glynn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Glynn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Glynn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Glynn. 15% of Glynn men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Glynn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Glynn were Clerk and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Glynn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Glynn 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Glynn. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Glynn. For the veterans among your Glynn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Glynn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Glynn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Glynn in 1943 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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