Dunnett Family History

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Dunnett Name Meaning

English: from a diminutive of Dunn. English: habitational name from Downhead in Somerset or Donhead in Wiltshire, both named from Old English dun ‘hill’, ‘down’ + Old English heafod ‘head’, ‘end’. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Caithness.

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

Similar surnames: Duckett, Gunnett, Kennett, Dunner, Dennett, Dunne, Burnett, Bennett

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Dunnett Family Origin

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Dunnett Family Occupations

What did your Dunnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dunnett. 2% of Dunnett men worked as a Farm Labourer and 49% of Dunnett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunnett were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dunnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Dunnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunnett 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunnett. 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 Dunnett. For the veterans among your Dunnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunnett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dunnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dunnett in 1955 was 57, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunnett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunnett 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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