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Origins of the Flynn surname

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About the Flynns

We have a total number of 146845 records for people with the last name Flynn.

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Alternative variations of the name Flynn

Flynn, Flyn, Flynne, Flyne, Flin, Flinn

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Where do most Flynns live?

In 1921, most Flynns lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Flynns

How common is your surname?

584th most common surname in the UK

We have 50,300 records for the Flynn surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Flynns most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Flynn first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Flynns

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

Common Female occupations for Flynns in 1921




Domestic Servant






Common Male occupations for Flynns in 1921
General Labourer


Dock Labourer


Coal Miner




Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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