Nunn Family History

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Nunn Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): nickname for a pious and demure man, or an occupational name for someone who worked at a convent, from Middle English nunn ‘nun’ (Old English nunne, from Latin nonna, originally a respectful term of address for an elderly woman. The Latin word probably originated as a nursery term). German: from an Old High German personal name Nunno, said to be a nursery word.

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

Similar surnames: Gunn, Hunn, Nonn, Nuhn, Nann, Mann, Henn, Tann, Bunt, Dunn

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Nunn Family Origin

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Nunn Family Occupations

What did your Nunn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Nunn. 2% of Nunn men worked as a Farm Labourer and 54% of Nunn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nunn were Carpenter and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant

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

Nunn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 185,000 census records available for the last name Nunn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nunn 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Nunn. 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 Nunn. For the veterans among your Nunn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nunn Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nunn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Nunn in 1940 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nunn

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