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The LYNCH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 114,448 237 0.042 424
United States (1880 census) 36,565 135 0.073 731
Change since 1880 +77883 -102 -0.031 -307
Other Countries
Australia 8,156 151 0.050 499
United Kingdom 21,402 255 0.047 466
Top States for LYNCH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 9,826 100 0.052 518
California 8,048 382 0.024 238
Massachusetts 7,018 46 0.111 1,105
Florida 6,950 240 0.043 435
Pennsylvania 6,036 145 0.049 491
Top States for LYNCH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 934 69 0.119 1,192
Massachusetts 7,018 46 0.111 1,105
Rhode Island 796 88 0.076 759
New Hampshire 922 113 0.075 746
Connecticut 2,412 80 0.071 708


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LYNCH live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LYNCH represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LYNCH in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LYNCH by picking someone at random in Delaware than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LYNCH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LYNCH surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LYNCH surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LYNCH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 492 0.43
White (Caucasian) 96,388 84.22
Black/African American 12,853 11.23
Mixed Race 1,671 1.46
Native American/Alaskan 1,122 0.98
White (Hispanic) 1,923 1.68

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LYNCH surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LYNCH in historical publications

A strip of greenwood between the plowed lands in the common field; a small hanging wood.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

LINCI-I. LYNCH. L A parish in

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to LYNCH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LYNCH.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LYNCH

The following words are slight variants of LYNCH that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.