Dunster Family History

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Dunster Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Dunster in Somerset, recorded in 1138 as Dunestore ‘craggy pinnacle (Old English torr) of a man named Dun(n)’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunstan, Munster, Fenster, Dunner, Muster, Doster, Luster, Unser

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Dunster Family Origin

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Dunster Family Occupations

What did your Dunster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dunster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Dunster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunster family was Barber. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunster.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Barber

    3%

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

Dunster Historical Records

What Dunster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Dunster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunster 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunster. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dunster. For the veterans among your Dunster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunster Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunster lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dunster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Dunster in 1944 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunster 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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