Last name: CLINCH

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CLINCH : This last name is indexed 18,984 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CLINCH : 1: Irish (Dublin Wexford): from Mac Loingsigh see McGlinchey and Lynch.2: English: habitational name from one or more of the various places with names deriving from Old English clenc ‘lump mass; hill; elevated land in a fen’ such as Clinch Green in Northiam (Sussex) Clench in Milton Lilborne and Clinghill in Bromham (both Wiltshire). Also perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by such a feature.3: English: possibly also a 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’.

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