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Gunn Family History

Gunn Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (based on a word meaning ‘battle’) or perhaps from Gunne a pet form of the Old Norse female personal name Gunnhildr (see Gunnell ).

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

Similar surnames: Hunn, Ginn, Dunn, Nunn, Guin, Gann, Finn, Munn, Genn, Gund

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Where is the Gunn family from?

You can see how Gunn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gunn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gunn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 654 Gunn families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Gunn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gunn families in 1891.
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What did your Gunn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gunn. 9% of Gunn men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Gunn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunn were Gardener and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 238,000 census records available for the last name Gunn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunn. 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 Cards

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Gunn. For the veterans among your Gunn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gunn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gunn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gunn in 1940 was 20, and 73 in 2004.

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