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Clinch Name Meaning

Irish (Dublin Wexford): from Mac Loingsigh see McGlinchey and Lynch . English: habitational name from one or more of the various places with names deriving from Old English clenc ‘lump mass; hill; elevated land in a fen’ such as Clinch Green in Northiam (Sussex) Clench in Milton Lilborne and Clinghill in Bromham (both Wiltshire). Also perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by such a feature. English: possibly also a metonymic occupational name for a maker or fixer of bolts and rivets from Middle English clinch clench ‘door nail secured by riveting or clinching’ from clench(en) ‘to fix firmly’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lynch, Winch, Finch, Clint, Clines, Leach, Pinch, Blanch, Hinch, Lich

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Where is the Clinch family from?

You can see how Clinch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clinch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clinch families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 241 Clinch families living in Kent. This was about 23% of all the recorded Clinch's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Clinch families in 1891.
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What did your Clinch ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Clinch. 13% of Clinch men worked as a Gardener and 76% of Clinch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clinch were Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener
    13%
  • General Labourer
    13%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    8%
  • Bank Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Clinch. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Clinch. For the veterans among your Clinch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clinch lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Clinch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Clinch in 1951 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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