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Origin Displayed: Irish
Spelling variations include: Flynn, O'Flynn, Flinn, Lynn and others.
First found in Munster. The surname Flynn comes from the Irish clann name O'Flynn who in ancient times were chiefs in the area known as Munster.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Barnard Flinn who settled in America in 1762; Andrew Flinn settled in New York State in 1803; the Flinns also settled in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland, and in Canada in 1847.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name flynn
The Flynn-Tolchard Families: An Ancestoral Genealogy Including Branches of the Hoskins, Hickok, and Foster Families by Herman Halladay Flynn, Out of Grandfather's Trunk by Elizabeth Blakshear Flinn.
Some noteworthy people of the name flynn
Rory flynn (contemporary) American daughter of Errol Flynn
Errol flynn (1909-1959) Tas/Am film swashbuckler
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