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Downing Family History

Downing Name Meaning
Irish: sometimes of English origin, but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín (see Dineen).English: patronymic from a variant of Dunn 2.

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

1,467,549 Historical Documents with Downing on Ancestry.com
316,204 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
37,083 Military Records
22,530 Immigration Records
229,115 Census and Voter Lists
862,617 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Downing Families

  • Number of Downing families
     183 - 364
     62 - 182
     1 - 61
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Downing families
     353 - 704
     118 - 352
     1 - 117
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Downing families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Downing census records

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Downing Family Origin

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Downing Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Downing families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Downing

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Downing Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Downing census records

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Downing Civil War Service Records

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