Gunning Family History

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Gunning Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conaing ‘descendant of Conaing’, a personal name, a borrowing of Anglo-Saxon cyning ‘king’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunning, Manning, Gunnin, Jenning, Ronning, Bunning, Janning, Panning

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Gunning Family Origin

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Gunning Family Occupations

What did your Gunning ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gunning occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Gunning's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gunning family was Clerk. Farmer, Scholar and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gunning.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Scholar

    10%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Clerk

    5%

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

Gunning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gunning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gunning 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gunning. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gunning. For the veterans among your Gunning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gunning Life Expectancy

What is the average Gunning lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gunning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gunning in 1940 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gunning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gunning 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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