Flint Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual. Welsh: habitational name from Flint in Clwyd, which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Flinte ‘shotgun’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lind, Linn, Fink, Flink, Lint, Klink, Fleet, List, Lintz, Clint

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Flint Family Origin

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Flint Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Student

    9%
  • Builder

    4%

In 1881, the most common Flint occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Flint's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Flint family was Builder. Farmer, Carpenter and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flint.

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Flint Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Flint life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Flint in 1940 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flint

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