Dinsmore Family History

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Dinsmore Name Meaning

Northern Irish (mainly Counties Derry and Donegal): variant of the Scottish habitational name Dunsmore.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Dunsmore, Densmore, Dunmore, Gilmore, Finamore, Kingsmore, Dunsmoor

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Dinsmore Family Origin

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Dinsmore Family Occupations

What did your Dinsmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dinsmore occupation in the UK was Joiner. 13% of Dinsmore's were Joiners. A less common occupation for the Dinsmore family was Fish Dealer. Joiner, Civil Service Messenger and Driller & Cutter (Iron) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dinsmore.

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  • Joiner

  • Civil Service Messenger

  • Driller & Cutter (Iron)

  • Fish Dealer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dinsmore ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dinsmore Historical Records

What Dinsmore family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Dinsmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dinsmore census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dinsmore. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dinsmore. For the veterans among your Dinsmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dinsmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Dinsmore lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dinsmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dinsmore in 1947 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dinsmore

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dinsmore ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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