Ginn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McGinn, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Finn ‘son of Fionn’. English: from Middle English gin ‘trick’, ‘contrivance’, ‘snare’, a reduced form of Middle English engin (see Ingham 2), hence a metonymic occupational name for a trapper or a nickname for a cunning person.

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


Similar surnames: Gunn, Finn, Kinn, Pinn, Linn, Rinn, Gann, Ging, Zinn, Genn

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Ginn Family Origin

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Ginn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • School

    19%
  • Cultivateur

    15%
  • Farmer'S Son

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ginn family was Farmer'S Son. Farmer, School and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ginn. The most common Ginn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Ginn's were Farmers.

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Ginn Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Ginn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ginn in 1943 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ginn

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