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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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In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dunstan. 3% of Dunstan men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 53% of Dunstan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunstan were Carpenter and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties
  • Incapacitated

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

Dunstan Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Dunstan. For the veterans among your Dunstan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunstan Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Dunstan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dunstan in 1951 was 70, and 63 in 2004.

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