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Origins of the Onn surname

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About the Onns

We have a total number of 645 records for people with the last name Onn.

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Where do most Onns live?

In 1921, most Onns lived in East Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Onns

How common is your surname?

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

We have 580 records for the Onn surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Onns most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Onns.

What are the most common Onn first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Onns

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

Common Female occupations for Onns in 1921
General Servant Domestic


House Keeper


Cotton Weaver


Drapers Assistant


Dress Maker


Common Male occupations for Onns in 1921


Farm Labourer








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