Lynch: Everything you need to know about the Irish surname

Irish derivation: Ó Loingsigh.

Name meaning: "Descendant of a mariner."

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Counties associated with the name: Galway, Cork, and Kerry.

Coat of arms motto: "Always faithful."

Interesting Facts about the surname Lynch:

Lynching, also known as Lynch law; named after Charles Lynch (jurist); a form of extralegal judgment and punishment, usually by killing.

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Famous Lynches:

  • Benito Lynch (1885 -1951, Argentinian writer of Irish descent)
  • Eliza Lynch (1835 -1886, mistress of Francisco Solano López, 19th century President of Paraguay)
  • David Lynch (1946 -, American film director)
  • Jack Lynch (1917–1999, sports star and fourth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland),
  • Liam Lynch (1970 -, musician, puppeteer, and director)
  • Patrick Lynch (1715 - ?, an Irish immigrant to Argentina and ancestor of Che Guevara)
  • Jane Lynch (1960-, Irish American actress)
  • Evanna Lynch (1991-, Irish actress)

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