The Irish surname Lynch is derived from the native Gaelic Sept O'Loinsigh Sept which was based in the Province of Connaught and was one of the 'Tribes of Galway'. Some descendnats derived from the Norman de Lench family who adopted Lynch as their surname. Many descendants can still be found in the Galway area.
Gaelic: ó Loinsigh , Gaelic Meaning: seafarer, exile
Origin Displayed: Irish
Spelling variations include: Lynch, Linch, O'Lynch and others.
First found in county Galway where they were granted lands by Strongbow after the English Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Francis Lynch settled in Georgia in 1733; Jeremiah Lynch settled in Virginia in 1638; Patrick Lynch settled at Prescot Ontario in 1825 with his wife and seven children.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name lynch
The Loy (also Lynch) Family in America by Jennie E. Stewart, Scharnhorst, Lynch, Barnett, Thornton by Frances Carter.
Some noteworthy people of the name lynch
David lynch (1946-) American director
Charles lynch (d. 1796) American magistrate
Jair lynch American gymnast
Benny lynch (1913-1046) Scottish boxer
John lynch (1917-) Irish politician
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