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Origins of the Dunne surname

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About the Dunnes

We have a total number of 30852 records for people with the last name Dunne.

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Where do most Dunnes live?

In 1921, most Dunnes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Dunnes

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,700 records for the Dunne surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Dunnes most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Dunne first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Dunnes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Dunnes in 1921


Cotton Weaver


General Servant Domestic


Cook Domestic


Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Dunnes in 1921
General Labourer




Dock Labourer






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