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Where did the Irish Lynch family come from? What is the Irish Lynch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lynch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lynch family history?

The Anglo- Norman Conquest of Ireland lead by Strongbow introduced the first non-Gaelic elements into Irish nomenclature. These Anglo- Normans brought some traditions to Ireland that were not readily found within Gaelic system of hereditary surnames. One of the best examples of this is the local surname. Local surnames, such as Lynch, were taken from the name of a place or a geographical feature where the person lived, held land, or was born. These surnames were very common in England, but were almost non-existent within Ireland previous to the conquest. The earliest surnames of this type came from Normandy, but as the Normans moved, they often created names in reference to where they actually resided. Therefore, some settlers eventually took names from Irish places. Originally, these place names were prefixed by de, which means from in French. This type of prefix was eventually either made a part of the surname, if the place name began with a vowel, or was eliminated entirely. The Lynch family originally lived in some location which is no longer known. The original form of the Norman surname Lynch was de Lench. However, there is also a native Irish family named Lynch. This surname, which was originally O Loingsigh, is derived from the Gaelic word loingseach, which means mariner.

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Medieval scribes and church officials spelt names simply the way they sounded, which explains the various name spelling variations of the name Lynch that were encountered when researching that surname. The many spelling variations included: Lynch, Linch, O'Lynch and others.

First found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they were granted lands by Strongbow after the English Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lynch research. Another 145 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1488, 1489, 1489, 1490, 1489, 1490, 1507, 1611, 1676, 1691, 1684, 1682, 1623, 1713, 1669 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Lynch History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 177 words(13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lynch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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During the middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North America. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Lynch:

Lynch Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Jeremiah Lynch settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Jerimiah Lynch, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Nehemiah Lynch, who arrived in Virginia in 1655

Lynch Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Francis Lynch, who settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Francis Lynch, who landed in Georgia in 1735
  • Head Lynch, who arrived in Virginia in 1739
  • Bamaby Lynch, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Barnaby Lynch, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746


Lynch Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Patk Lynch, aged 27, arrived in America in 1803
  • Martha Lynch, who landed in America in 1805
  • Ann Lynch, who landed in America in 1805
  • Wm Lynch, who landed in America in 1805
  • W H Lynch, who landed in Jamaica in 1806


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  • David Lynch (b. 1946), American movie director and screenwriter
  • Gerard Edmund Lynch (b. 1951), United States federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Patrick James Lynch (b. 1953), American author, artist, biomedical illustrator, and photographer
  • Genevieve Springston Lynch Jr. (1891-1960), American painter and teacher
  • Jair Lynch (b. 1971), American gymnast
  • Jane Lynch (b. 1960), American comedian, actress and singer and recipient of a Golden Globe award
  • Charles Lynch (1736-1796), Virginia planter and American Revolutionary who headed an irregular court in Virginia to punish Loyalist supporters of the British during the American Revolutionary War for whom many believe the term "lynching" and "lynch law" was derived
  • Private First Class Jessica Lynch (b. 1983), American soldier injured and captured by Iraqi forces but recovered on April 1, 2003 by U.S. Special Operations Forces, the first successful rescue of an American POW since World War II
  • Major-General Edmund Clayton Lynch (1900-1996), American Commanding General of the Alaskan Air Command, Adak, Alaska (1945-1946)
  • Richard Hugh Lynch (1940-2012), American actor, best known for his portrayal as villains in films and television

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  • The Loy (also Lynch) Family in America by Jennie E. Stewart.
  • Scharnhorst, Lynch, Barnett, Thornton by Frances Carter.
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  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Lynch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lynch Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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