Lyn Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Lynn. Dutch: probably an altered form of Dutch van der Li(j)n (see Vanderlinden 3). Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lynn, Lin, Lyon, Lem, Ly, Lyne, Lien, Lim, Lau, Klyn

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Lyn Family Origin

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Lyn Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lyn family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Clk. Grocery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lyn. The most common Lyn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Lyn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Clk. Grocery

  • Coal Miner


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Lyn Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Lyn. For the veterans among your Lyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lyn Life Expectancy

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Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Lyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lyn in 1969 was 55, and 50 in 2004.

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