Gunner Family History

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Gunner Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse female personal name Gunvor, composed of the elements gunn ‘battle’ + vor, the feminine form of varr ‘defender’, or possibly from the Old Norse male personal name Gunnarr. English: occupational name for an operator of heavy artillery (see Gunn). Americanized spelling of German Gönner, a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Gönne.

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

Similar surnames: Gunter, Turner, Jenner, Dunner, Finner, Kinner, Butner, Runner

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Gunner Family Origin

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Gunner Family Occupations

What did your Gunner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gunner family was Fisher. Carpenter, Student and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gunner. The most common Gunner occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 57% of Gunner's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Student

  • Dress Maker

  • Fisher


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

Gunner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Gunner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gunner. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Gunner. For the veterans among your Gunner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gunner Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gunner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gunner in 1957 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gunner 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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