Gunnison Family History

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Gunnison Name Meaning

Northern English: metronymic from the female personal name Gunne (see Gunn).

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

Similar surnames: Gunnarson, Dennison, Jennison, Gunton, Kinnison, Denniston, Jenison

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Gunnison Family Origin

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Gunnison Family Occupations

What did your Gunnison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gunnison. A less common occupation for the Gunnison family was Tanner. The most common Gunnison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gunnison's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Tanner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gunnison ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gunnison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gunnison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunnison census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 786 immigration records available for the last name Gunnison. 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 Card

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

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Gunnison Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunnison lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gunnison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Gunnison in 1956 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gunnison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gunnison ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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