Dunn Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’. English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’. Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’. Scottish: nickname from Gaelic donn ‘brown’. Compare 1.

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


Similar surnames: Gunn, Nunn, Dann, Munn, Dunne, Duke, Ginn, Hunn, Finn, Dun

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Dunn Family Origin

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Dunn Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dunn family was Agricultural Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunn. The most common Dunn occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Dunn's were Coal Miners.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Dunn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dunn in 1941 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunn

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