Lynch Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingsigh ‘descendant of Loingseach’, a personal name meaning ‘mariner’ (from long ‘ship’). This is now a common surname in Ireland but of different local origins, for example chieftain families in counties Antrim and Tipperary, while in Ulster and Connacht there were families called Ó Loingseacháin who later shortened their name to Ó Loingsigh and also Anglicized it as Lynch. Irish (Anglo-Norman): Anglicized form of Gaelic Linseach, itself a Gaelicized form of Anglo-Norman French de Lench, the version found in old records. This seems to be a local name, but its origin is unknown. One family of bearers of this name was of Norman origin, but became one of the most important tribes of Galway. English: topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or hillside, Old English hlinc, or perhaps a habitational name from Lynch in Dorset or Somerset or Linch in Sussex, all named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Lance, Leach, Winch, Clinch, Bench, Kinch, Lynam, Blanch, Latch

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Lynch Family Origin

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Lynch Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lynch. A less common occupation for the Lynch family was Farming. The most common Lynch occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Lynch's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    2%

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Lynch Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Lynch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lynch in 1940 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

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