Lynn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn). Scottish: variant of Lyne 3. English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Norfolk, in particular King’s Lynn, an important center of the medieval wool trade. The place name is probably from an Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool’, ‘stream’.

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

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Lynn Family Origin

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Lynn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    2%

In 1880, the most common Lynn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Lynn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lynn family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lynn.

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Lynn Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Lynn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lynn in 1942 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lynn

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