Dunson Family History

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Dunson Name Meaning

English and Scottish: probably a patronymic from Dunn 2 or 4. Compare Donson.

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

Similar surnames: Danson, Dunton, Denson, Donson, Munson, Dutson, Dunn, Dunstan, Gunson

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Dunson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dunson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Mali


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Dunson Family Origin

Where is the Dunson family from?

Dunson Family Occupations

What did your Dunson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dunson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Dunson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunson family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Dunson Historical Records

What Dunson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Dunson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunson. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dunson. For the veterans among your Dunson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunson Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dunson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dunson in 1944 was 40, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunson 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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