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Origins of the Flint surname

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About the Flints

We have a total number of 61609 records for people with the last name Flint.

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Where do most Flints live?

In 1921, most Flints lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Flints

How common is your surname?

810th most common surname in the UK

We have 54,200 records for the Flint surname. The oldest one dates back to 1540.

Who were Flints most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Flints.

What are the most common Flint first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Flint family members

Common jobs for Flints

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Flints in 1921




Living On Own Means


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Flints in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner


General Labourer




Farm Labourer


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