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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


Similar surnames: Dowling, Dunning, Denning, Dinning, Downin, Dorning, Downes, Dowtin

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Downing Family Origin

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Downing Family Occupations

What did your Downing ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    3%

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Downing Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Downing ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Downing Life Expectancy

What is the average Downing lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Downing life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Downing in 1942 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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