Downing Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Downing Name Meaning: Dervives from the Anglo-Saxon forenmae, 'Dunn' meaning 'dark-coloured'.

Often used as a nickname for any one with dark hair. May have also been a locational name for someone from a place of the same name.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Downing Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Downing family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 102
Independent 80
Agricultural Labourer 72
Farmer 45
Labourer 44
Male Servant 40
Ag Labourer 31
Collier 20
Shoe Maker 19
Carpenter 18
Tailor 15
Blacksmith 14
Nailor 14
Miner 12
Potter 12
Dress Maker 11
Iron Founder 10
Mason 9
Apprentice 9
Pauper 8
Clerk 7
Joiner 7
Independant 6
Painter 6
Bricklayer 6

Downing Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Downing 100% 34,524
2 Dawning 86% 542
3 Douning 86% 166

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The surname Downing is the most popular version of all its varients

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