Glynn Family History

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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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Glynn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Glynn name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Glynn Family Origin

Where is the Glynn family from?

Glynn Family Occupations

What did your Glynn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Glynn occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Glynn's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Glynn. A less common occupation for the Glynn family was Keeps House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Glynn Historical Records

What Glynn family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Glynn Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Glynn 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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