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Dunlop Name Meaning

Scottish (Ayrshire and Lanarkshire): variant of Dunlap . Irish (Ulster): in Ireland sometimes adopted for Dunleavy and also sometimes adopted for Gaelic Ó Lapáin ‘descendant of Lapán’ a byname from lápán ‘mire dirt’ (used figuratively of a poor man) or ‘little paw’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dunlap, Dundon, Dunmore, Dunton, Donlon, Dunkley, Dutton, Hanlon

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Where is the Dunlop family from?

You can see how Dunlop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunlop family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunlop families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 17 Dunlop families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Dunlop's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dunlop families in 1840.
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What did your Dunlop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dunlop. 14% of Dunlop men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Dunlop women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunlop were Clerk and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunlop. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Dunlop. For the veterans among your Dunlop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunlop lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dunlop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dunlop in 1942 was 27, and 82 in 2004.

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