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Hunn Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hunne (Old English Hun(n)a possibly deriving from hūn ‘bear-cub’). In some cases the name may also have arisen as a nickname from Old Norse húnn ‘young bear’ which later fell together with Hunne. German: from the personal name Huno a short form of an ancient Germanic compound name formed with hun ‘Hun giant’ or hūn ‘bear cub’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Gunn, Huhn, Henn, Nunn, Hunt, Hann, Hain, Dunn, Kunc, Hand

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Where is the Hunn family from?

You can see how Hunn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hunn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hunn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 54 Hunn families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Hunn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hunn families in 1911.
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What did your Hunn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hunn. 100% of Hunn men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hunn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hunn 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hunn. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hunn. For the veterans among your Hunn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hunn lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hunn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hunn in 1957 was 48, and 65 in 2004.

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