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Gunning Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English personal name Gundewin (ancient Germanic Gund(e)win). Dutch: variant of Gunnink . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conaing ‘descendant of Conaing’ a personal name a borrowing of Anglo-Saxon cyning ‘king’. In Clare sometimes adopted for Ó Gamhnáin see Goonan .

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


Similar surnames: Dunning, Manning, Gunnin, Jenning, Ronning, Bunning, Janning, Panning

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Where is the Gunning family from?

You can see how Gunning families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gunning family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gunning families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Gunning families living in Indiana. This was about 21% of all the recorded Gunning's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Gunning families in 1840.
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What did your Gunning ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gunning. 15% of Gunning men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Gunning women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunning were Clerk and Typist. .

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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

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Typist
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunning. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gunning. For the veterans among your Gunning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gunning lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gunning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gunning in 1940 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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