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Hunn Name Meaning

English (mainly Norfolk): from an Old English personal name, Hun(n)a. English: from a nickname derived from Old Norse húnn ‘bear cub’. German: from the personal name Huno, a short form of a Germanic compound name formed with hun ‘Hun’, ‘giant’ or hun ‘bear cub’ as the first element.

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

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 the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 103 Hunn families living in Suffolk. This was about 17% of all the recorded Hunn's in the UK. Suffolk had the highest population of Hunn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hunn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hunn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hunn. 19% of Hunn men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Hunn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hunn were Window Cleaner and Unpaid Domestic.

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Horseman On Farm
  • Window Cleaner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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 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 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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