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This interesting surname is of Welsh, Cornish, and Irish origins. Taking the Welsh-Cornish origin first Glynn is a locational name from one of the places thus called, such as Glyn Dyffryn, near Corwen, in the county of Merioneth, or Glynn, near Carmarthen or Glynn on the river Fowey, in Cornwall. The placenames derive from the pre 7th century word "glyn", meaning a valley. Locational surnames were developed when former inhabitants of a place moved to another area, usually to seek work, and were best identified by the name of their birthplace. The Irish origin is more complex and is an anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mag Fhloinn", which translates as "The son of the red complexioned one" from "flann", meaning red...

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