Dunsmore Family History

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Dunsmore Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a now forgotten place called Dundemore in Fife. English: habitational name from Dunsmoor in Devon or from an old district of Warwickshire called Dunsmore (preserved in Ryton-on-Dunsmore and Stretton-on-Dunsmore); both are named from the Old English personal name Dunn(a) ‘dark’ + mor ‘moor’.

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

Similar surnames: Dunmore, Dunsford, Cudmore, Lunsford, Dinsmore, Dunford, Elsmore

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Dunsmore Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dunsmore name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dunsmore. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Dunsmore Family Origin

Where is the Dunsmore family from?

Dunsmore Family Occupations

What did your Dunsmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dunsmore family was Butcher. The most common Dunsmore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Dunsmore's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunsmore.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dunsmore ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dunsmore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Dunsmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunsmore 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunsmore. 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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Draft Card

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

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Dunsmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunsmore lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dunsmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dunsmore in 1946 was 22, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunsmore 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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