Durning Family History

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Durning Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin. It is found primarily in Glasgow, and it may be a respelling of Durnin. MacLysaght, however, suggests that this name is of English origin.

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

Similar surnames: Dorning, Dunning, Dring, Darling, Dudding, Downing, Durling, Arning

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Durning Family Origin

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Durning Family Occupations

What did your Durning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Durning occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 19% of Durning's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Boat Yard Lab and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Durning. A less common occupation for the Durning family was Cotton Broker.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Boat Yard Lab

  • Boiler Maker

  • Cotton Broker


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

Durning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Durning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Durning 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Durning. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Durning. For the veterans among your Durning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Durning Life Expectancy

What is the average Durning lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Durning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Durning in 1941 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Durning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Durning 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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