Dunning Family History

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Dunning Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Perthshire, recorded in 1200 as Dunine and later as Dunyn, from Gaelic dùnan, a diminutive of dùn ‘fort’. English: patronymic from Dunn. Irish: variant of Downing.

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

Similar surnames: Denning, Downing, Dinning, Durning, Running, Gunning, Canning

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Dunning Family Origin

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Dunning Family Occupations

What did your Dunning ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dunning. 2% of Dunning men worked as a General Labourer and 55% of Dunning women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunning were Dairy Farmer and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dunning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 116,000 census records available for the last name Dunning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunning 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunning. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Dunning. For the veterans among your Dunning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunning Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dunning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dunning in 1943 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunning 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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