Last name: DOWNING

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DOWNING : This last name is indexed 155,976 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DOWNING : 1: Irish (Cork and Kerry): sometimes of English origin but in County Kerry it is usually an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín (see Dineen).2: English: from the Middle English personal name Dun(n)ing Douning (Old English Dunning a derivative of Old English Dunna (see Dunn).3: English (Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on the hill an -ing derivative of Middle English doun ‘hill’ equivalent to Downer. This formation is characteristic of Devon (compare Brooking).

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