Flynn

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Flynn
Origin
Meaningson of the red haired one::: red or reddish (complexion) or ruddy
Region of originIreland
Other names
Variant form(s)O'Flynn, Flinn, Lynn, O'Lynn, O'Linn

Flynn is an Irish surname or first name, an anglicised form of the Irish Ó Floinn, meaning "descendant of Flann" (a byname meaning "reddish (complexion)" or "ruddy"). The name is more commonly used as a surname rather than a first name.[citation needed]

According to John O'Donovan's 1849 works, the modern descendants of Lugaid mac Con include the O'Driscolls, O'Learys, Coffeys, Hennessys and Flynns of County Cork.[1]

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  1. ^ John O'Donovan (ed.) "The Genealogy of Corca Laidhe", in Miscellany of the Celtic Society. Dublin. 1849. alternative scan