Dunne Family History

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Dunne Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dunn; this is the usual spelling of the Irish name. German (Dünne): nickname for a slender, skinny person, from Middle High German dünne ‘thin’. German (Dünne): habitational name, for example from Dünne near Herford, Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Dunner, Dunn, Senne, Dube, Bunde, Rinne, Kinne, Bunce, Ronne, Duke

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Dunne Family Origin

Where is the Dunne family from?

Dunne Family Occupations

What did your Dunne ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dunne family was Iron Ore Miner. The most common Dunne occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Dunne's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunne.

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  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cooper

  • Iron Ore Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dunne ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dunne Historical Records

What Dunne family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 119,000 census records available for the last name Dunne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Dunne. For the veterans among your Dunne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunne Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunne lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dunne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dunne in 1945 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunne ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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