Gunn Name Meaning

Scottish: name of a clan associated with Caithness, derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (or the feminine form Gunne), a short form of any of various compound names with the first element gunn ‘battle’. Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Dhuinn ‘son of the servant of the brown one’ (see Dunn). (According to Woulfe a name of the same form also existed in Sligo, Ireland.) English: metonymic occupational name for someone who operated a siege engine or cannon, perhaps also a nickname for a forceful person, from Middle English gunne, gonne ‘ballista’, ‘cannon’, ‘gun’. The term originated as a humorous application of the Scandinavian female personal name Gunne or Gunnhildr.

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


Similar surnames: Hunn, Ginn, Dunn, Nunn, Guin, Gann, Finn, Munn, Genn, Gund

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Student

    3%
  • Clerk

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gunn. The most common Gunn occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Gunn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gunn family was Clerk.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Gunn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gunn in 1940 was 20, and 73 in 2004.

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