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Durning Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal): variant of Dornan . This surname is also found in Glasgow Scotland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dorning, Dunning, Dring, Darling, Dudding, Downing, Durling, Arning

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Where is the Durning family from?

You can see how Durning families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Durning family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Durning families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Durning families living in New Jersey. This was about 40% of all the recorded Durning's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Durning families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Durning surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Durning ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Durning. 15% of Durning men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Durning women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Durning were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Durning. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Durning. For the veterans among your Durning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Durning lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Durning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Durning in 1941 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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