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Phyn Family History

Phyn Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Phan, Phy, Han, Pan, Chon, Shan, Pay, Chen, Shen, Hyun

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Where is the Phyn family from?

You can see how Phyn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Phyn family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Phyn families were found in USA in 1920, and Scotland in 1841. In 1841 there was 1 Phyn family living in Aberdeenshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Phyn's in Scotland. Aberdeenshire had the highest population of Phyn families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Phyn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Phyn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 392 census records available for the last name Phyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Phyn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 40 immigration records available for the last name Phyn. 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 20 military records available for the last name Phyn. For the veterans among your Phyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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