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  1. United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852)
  1. An occasion on which something is downed.
  2. A defeat.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Downing

Stewart Downing is a soccer player for the Middlesbrough F.C., Middlesbrough F.C. Reserves, Academy, Sunderland A.F.C., Aston Villa F.C., Liverpool F.C., West Ham United F.C., England national under-21 football team, England national football B team, and England national football team. Stewart was born on July 22nd, 1984 in Middlesbrough, England.


K. K. Downing is a heavy metal music, speed metal, and hard rock musician. He plays Gibson Flying V and Hamer Guitars. He was most prominent from 1968 to 2011. K. was given the name Kenneth Downing, Jr. on October 27th, 1951 in West Bromwich, England.


Will Downing is a contemporary r&b, soul music, neo soul, and jazz singing, songwriter, musician, and record producer. His ongoing career started in 1986. Will was given the name Wilfred Downing on November 29th, 1963.


Andrew Jackson Downing was a landscape gardener, horticulturist, and landscape gardener (later to be called landscape architect). Andrew was born on October 31st, 1815 in Newburgh (city), New York. He passed away on July 28th, 1852.


Bt Sir George Downing was a Member of Parliament for Morpeth, Member of Parliament for Carlisle, Member of Parliament for Edinburgh, Teller of the Exchequer, Member of Parliament forMorpeth, Member of Parliament forCarlisle, Member of Parliament forEdinburgh, and Teller of the Recei. Bt was born in 1623 in Dublin. He left this life on July 22nd, 1684.


Wayne A. Downing is a nbc news. His military service ended in 1996.


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Popularity of Downing as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Downing U.S.
  White 80.29% 64.26%
  African American 12.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Downing

People with the last name Downing are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Downing

  • How Popular is the name Downing? Downing is the 68,959th most popular name of all time. As a last name Downing was the 1,225th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Downing have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13 babies born with the first name Downing in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Downing? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Downing first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Downing is Thursday, April 17th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Downing born? The highest recorded use of the first name Downing was in 1915 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Downing: Your name in reverse order is Gninwod. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ongndwi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Downing? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,880 people with the last name Downing.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Downing? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Downing as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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