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Dunne Name Meaning

Chinese: variant of Dunn . German (Dünne): nickname for a slender skinny person from Middle High German dünne ‘thin’. German (Dünne): habitational name for example from Dünne near Herford Westphalia. English Scottish and Irish: variant of Dunn .

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

Similar surnames: Dunner, Dunn, Senne, Dube, Bunde, Rinne, Kinne, Bunce, Ronne, Duke

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Where is the Dunne family from?

You can see how Dunne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunne families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 75 Dunne families living in Quebec. This was about 45% of all the recorded Dunne's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Dunne families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dunne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dunne ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Dunne. 20% of Dunne men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Dunne women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunne were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Cultivateur
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Teneur De Livres
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 119,000 census records available for the last name Dunne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Dunne. For the veterans among your Dunne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunne lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dunne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Dunne in 1945 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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