Clinch Family History

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Clinch Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Wiltshire named Clench, from Old English clenc ‘lump’, ‘hill’, which seems also to have been used of a patch of dry raised ground in fenland surroundings. In some cases the surname may be of topographic origin. 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Clinch Family Origin

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Clinch Family Occupations

What did your Clinch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Clinch family was Farmer Lab. The most common Clinch occupation in Canada was Merchant. 13% of Clinch's were Merchants. Merchant, Clerk and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Clinch.

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  • Merchant

  • Clerk

  • Farmer

  • Farmer Lab


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Clinch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Clinch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clinch census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

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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Clinch Life Expectancy

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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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