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

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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.

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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.

Source: Census data for Dunbar | Data not to scale

Dunbar Historical Records

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Dunbar Life Expectancy

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