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  • Ann Lambe (aft.1559 - bef.1651)
    from: "Anne Nunn/Noone Lambe BIRTH: circa 1550 Suffolk, England DEATH :unknown BURIAL :Unknown, Specifically: Unknown MEMORIAL ID: 81243484 Anne Nunn or Noone (abt. 1550-) was born, the daughter of Geo...
  • Anne Page Nunn (1510 - 1578)
  • Charlotte Hinton Nunn (1783 - 1859)
    Inscription: Wife of Hugh Nunn Decd.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Nov 5 2017, 21:06:59 UTC * Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via brother Mark Morgan Yeargan by SmartCopy : Jan 1...
  • Docia Stone (c.1774 - c.1819)
  • Elizabeth "Lucy" Nunn (1758 - 1831)
    She might be a descendant of John Clayton and Elizabeth Citterne . Source: Ancestors Here and There was born in New Kent County, Virginia, 29 September 1758. She and James Nunn were married in Virginia...

About the Nunn surname

Nunn Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): nickname for a pious and demure man, or an occupational name for someone who worked at a convent, from Middle English nunn ‘nun’ (Old English nunne, from Latin nonna, originally a respectful term of address for an elderly woman. The Latin word probably originated as a nursery term).

German: from an Old High German personal name Nunno, said to be a nursery word.

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This information was taken from an ancestry.com Comment on John Nunn, b. 1450.

"The name Nunn is an old Anglo-Saxon personal name and the family traces back among the oldest of the landed gentry in England, having a coat-of-arms crest and motto, translating from the Latin meaning "Mildly in manner - boldly in action".

Four centuries ago there was a George Nunn in Hanstead. Nunns also in Essex and Suffolk, England and it is recorded the family are still represented there.