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According to the International Genealogical Index the spellings of this very interesting English surname include Nun, Nunn, Nunne, Naan, Nann, Neane, Noon, Noone, Noun, Noune, and the patronymics Nouns, Nowns and Nunns. Although it means literally 'The nun,' it was probably originally either occupational for a male who worked at a nunnery, or for an actor, one who played the part of nun in the travelling theatres of the time, or even a nickname for a virtuous person, or perhaps, given the robust humour of the time, the exact opposite! The derivation is from the pre 7th century word 'nunne' itself from the Latin 'nonna'...

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A recent DNA test result showed I was of German Ancestry. I am an artist and was drawing my father from an old photograph. The more I studied the photograph, the more I was convinced that he had German/Scandanavian routes. The DNA concluded 30% German, the rest a mix of British and European. My Grandfather, was born in Kensal Rise, London, England, his name was Frank Nunn. He was a builder by trade and at one time worked on the Lord Mayor of London's official residence, The Mansion House. Grandfather had offices off Picadilly Square.

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