Lynch Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Lynch Name Meaning: An Irish surname, the Anglizised verison being 'Linch' which is a common placename in Ireland, taken from the Anglo-Saxon word 'hlinc' meaning 'hill'.

Lynch was one of the 14 tribes of Galway who were a merchant family and played a strong roll in the running etc of Galway from the mid 1200's to around the 1800's.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Lynch Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Lynch family

Profession Census Frequency
Labourer 127
Female Servant 47
Independent 46
Shoe Maker 23
Tailor 20
Weaver 18
Hawker 16
Lab 15
Soldier 14
Agricultural Labourer 14
Cotton Weaver 9
Dress Maker 9
Servant 8
Private 7
Cooper 7
Widow 6
Joiner 6
Cotton Spinner 5
Silk Weaver 5
Blacksmith 5
Cotton 5
Painter 5
Weaver Joiner 5
Traveller 4
Independant 4

Lynch Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Lynch 100% 37,441
2 Linch 80% 3,538

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The surname Lynch is the most popular version of all its varients

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