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Dunn Family History

Dunn Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’.English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.Scottish: nickname from Gaelic donn ‘brown’. Compare 1.

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

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Name Distribution of Dunn Families

  • Number of Dunn families
     1,324 - 2,646
     442 - 1,323
     1 - 441
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dunn families
     1,399 - 2,796
     467 - 1,398
     1 - 466
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dunn families
     841 - 1,679
     281 - 840
     1 - 280
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dunn Family Origin

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Dunn Immigration Information

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Dunn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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