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Downing Name Meaning

Irish: sometimes of English origin, but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín (see Dineen). English: patronymic from a variant of Dunn 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Dowling, Dunning, Denning, Dinning, Downin, Dorning, Downes, Dowtin

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Downing Family Origin

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Downing Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downing. The most common Downing occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Downing's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Downing family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Downing Historical Records

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Downing Life Expectancy

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