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Lynam Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire named Lynam, from Old English lin ‘flax’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’. Irish: English surname adopted as an equivalent of Gaelic Ó Laidhghneáin (see Linehan).

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


Similar surnames: Lynch, Byam, Lynn, Linam, Lyne, Lyng, Lynum, Lyman, Tynan, Luna

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Where is the Lynam family from?

You can see how Lynam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lynam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lynam families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Lynam families living in Delaware. This was about 40% of all the recorded Lynam's in the USA. Delaware had the highest population of Lynam families in 1840.
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What did your Lynam ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lynam. 31% of Lynam men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Lynam women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lynam were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Lynam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lynam 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Lynam. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lynam. For the veterans among your Lynam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lynam lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lynam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lynam in 1941 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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