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Dunbar Family History

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

1,975,465 Historical Documents with Dunbar on Ancestry.com
221,343 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
29,898 Military Records
21,921 Immigration Records
181,126 Census and Voter Lists
1,521,177 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Dunbar Families

  • Number of Dunbar families
     160 - 318
     54 - 159
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dunbar families
     155 - 308
     52 - 154
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Dunbar families
     253 - 503
     85 - 252
     1 - 84
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Dunbar census records

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Dunbar Family Origin

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Dunbar Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Dunbar families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Dunbar

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Dunbar Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Dunbar census records

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Dunbar Civil War Service Records

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