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Dunning Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Perthshire, recorded in 1200 as Dunine and later as Dunyn, from Gaelic dùnan, a diminutive of dùn ‘fort’. English: patronymic from Dunn. Irish: variant of Downing.

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

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Dunning Family Origin

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Dunning Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dunning family was Carpenter. The most common Dunning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Dunning's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunning.

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Dunning Life Expectancy

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