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LYNN Family History

Recorded as Lin, Linn, Lyn, Lyne, Lynn and possibly others, this interesting and long established surname has three distinct origins, each with its own history and derivation. Firstly, it may be medieval English, and a locational name from any of the various places named with the British (pre- Roman) "lenna", an ancestor of the Welsh "llyn", meaning lake. These places include Lynn, a hamlet south west of Lichfield in Staffordshire; Lynn in East Shropshire; and any of the three Lynns in the county of Norfolk, being prefixed King's Lynn, South Lynn and West Lynn.

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Joel Lynn

My name is Joel Lynn and I am researching the family history and I am interested in finding more info on Andrew Lynn Sr. Born: Abt. 1700 in County Waterford, Ireland Died Abt. 1800 in Green River, Green County Kentucky

John Paul Bradford

Dear Joel, I have a little bit on a Lynn family of Waterford. I go back to an Andrew Lynn (d.1684) of Ballinamona, Co. Tipperary which is just a few miles south of Waterford City. He had a brother named Richard who had a son and grandson named Andrew. No idea what became of them. Could be your family. Not sure how to demonstrate it though. God bless John Paul Bradford

Linda Lynn

My husband was born in Dothan Alabama his father was HaroldLynn, a great grandfather was Cisneros Lynn


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