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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

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Downing Family Origin

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Downing Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Downing occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Downing's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Downing family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Downing.

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Downing Life Expectancy

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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