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Origins of the Modern surname

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About the Moderns

We have a total number of 259 records for people with the last name Modern.

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Where do most Moderns live?

In 1921, most Moderns lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Moderns

How common is your surname?

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

We have 203 records for the Modern surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were Moderns most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Moderns.

What are the most common Modern first names?

  • Joseph
  • Richard
  • Hannah Jane
  • Mary

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Modern family members

Common jobs for Moderns

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

Common Female occupations for Moderns in 1921


Dairy Maid


Elementary School Teacher


Hawker Of Vegetables


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Moderns in 1921






Ship Joiner


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