Dunbar Family History

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Dunbar Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dunbar, a place on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + barr ‘top’, ‘summit’.

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


Similar surnames: Dundas, Dunham, Dunner, Dunay, Debar, Duncan, Dubay, Zuber, Dunford

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Dunbar Family Origin

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Dunbar Family Occupations

What did your Dunbar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dunbar occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Dunbar's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunbar. A less common occupation for the Dunbar family was Annuitant.

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Dunbar Historical Records

What Dunbar family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dunbar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunbar census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Dunbar

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dunbar. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dunbar. For the veterans among your Dunbar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunbar Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunbar lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dunbar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1946. The average life expectancy for Dunbar in 1943 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunbar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunbar 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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