Nun Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Yun, Sun, Mun, Nunn, Kun, Nuno, Jun, Bun, Un, Tun

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Nun Family Origin

Where is the Nun family from?

Nun Family Occupations

What did your Nun ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nun. A less common occupation for the Nun family was Farm Laborer. The most common Nun occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Nun's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Nun Historical Records

What Nun family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Nun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nun 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 680 immigration records available for the last name Nun. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Nun. For the veterans among your Nun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nun Life Expectancy

What is the average Nun lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Nun in 1963 was 65, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nun

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nun 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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