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Dunstan Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Dunstan, composed of Old English dunn ‘dark’, ‘brown’ + stan ‘stone’. This name was borne by a 10th-century archbishop of Canterbury who was later canonized. English: habitational name from Dunstone in Devon, named from Old English Dunstanestun ‘settlement of Dunstan’ (as in 1). The surname is still chiefly common in Devon, but there are places in other parts of the country with similar names but different etymologies (e.g. Dunstan in Northumbria, Dunston in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire), which may possibly have contributed to the surname. Scottish: partly perhaps the same as 1, but there is a place named Dunstane in Roxburghshire, which may also be a source of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Dunton, Dustin, Durston, Hunstad, Austin, Duston, Huntsman, Dunster

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Dunstan Family Origin

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Dunstan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Tin Miner

    6%
  • Grocer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dunstan family was Labourer. Farmer, Tin Miner and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunstan. The most common Dunstan occupation in the UK was Farmer. 12% of Dunstan's were Farmers.

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