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Dun Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Dunn. Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch dun ‘thin’.

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

Similar surnames: Duin, Dul, Dunn, Kan, Pan, Jun, Due, Dung, Don, Din

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Where is the Dun family from?

You can see how Dun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dun families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 22 Dun families living in Yorkshire. This was about 12% of all the recorded Dun's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Dun families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dun surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dun ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter joiner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dun. 76% of Dun women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 1939

  • Carpenter joiner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Dun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dun 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dun. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Dun lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Dun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Dun in 1963 was 76, and 79 in 2003.

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