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Origins of the Gynn surname

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About the Gynns

We have a total number of 1512 records for people with the last name Gynn.

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Where do most Gynns live?

In 1921, most Gynns lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Gynns

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,290 records for the Gynn surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Gynns most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Gynns.

What are the most common Gynn first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Gynns

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

Common Female occupations for Gynns in 1921


Domestic Servant


Farmers Daughter


General Servant Domestic


Farmer's Wife


Common Male occupations for Gynns in 1921


Agricultural Labourer


Farmers Son


Farm Labourer




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