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Surname meaning for "Lynch"

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic

Ó Loingsigh
‘descendant of Loingseach’, a personal name meaning ‘mariner’ (from long ‘ship’). This is now a common surname in Ireland but of different local origins, for example chieftain families in counties Antrim and Tipperary, while in Ulster and Connacht there were families called
Ó Loingseacháin
who later shortened their name to
Ó Loingsigh
and also Anglicized it as
Lynch
.


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