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Gunn Family History

Gunn Surname Meaning

English and Scottish: from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (based on a word meaning ‘battle’) or perhaps from Gunne a pet form of the Old Norse female personal name Gunnhildr (see Gunnell ).

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

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

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Where is the Gunn family from?

You can see how Gunn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gunn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gunn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 411 Gunn families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Gunn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gunn families in 1911.
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What did your Gunn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gunn. 34% of Gunn men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Gunn women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gunn were Student and Income. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Student

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
  • Farmer
  • Student
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 238,000 census records available for the last name Gunn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunn 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunn. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Gunn. For the veterans among your Gunn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gunn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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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