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Nunes Surname Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: patronymic from the personal name Nuno . Jewish (Sephardic): Portuguese surname (see 1 above) adopted at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics. English: variant of Newnes a habitational name from Newnes in Ellesmere Shropshire. The etymology of the placename is uncertain; it may derive from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + næss ‘promontory headland’ but the sense of ‘new headland’ is not clear and such a name does not suit the place's topography.

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

Similar surnames: Nunez, Nuno, Kunes, Antunes, Jukes, Muns, Naves, Tukes, Aynes, Manes

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You can see how Nunes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nunes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nunes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 27 Nunes families living in London. This was about 64% of all the recorded Nunes's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Nunes families in 1891.
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What did your Nunes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Nunes. 100% of Nunes men worked as a Private Means and 100% of Nunes 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

  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Nunes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nunes in 1942 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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