Gunning Family History

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Gunning Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conaing ‘descendant of Conaing’, a personal name, a borrowing of Anglo-Saxon cyning ‘king’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunning, Manning, Gunnin, Jenning, Ronning, Bunning, Janning, Panning

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Gunning Family Origin

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Gunning Family Occupations

What did your Gunning 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 Gunning. 2% of Gunning men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Gunning women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunning were Bricklayer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    48%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%

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

Gunning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Gunning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunning 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunning. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gunning. For the veterans among your Gunning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gunning Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunning lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gunning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gunning in 1940 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gunning

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