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Nunn Family History

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

900,170 Historical Documents with Nunn on Ancestry.com
206,473 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,307 Military Records
8,382 Immigration Records
168,455 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Nunn Families

  • Number of Nunn families
     73 - 143
     25 - 72
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Nunn families
     627 - 1,252
     210 - 626
     1 - 209
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Nunn families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Nunn Family Origin

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Nunn Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Nunn

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Nunn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Nunn Civil War Service Records

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