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Dundas Family History

Dundas Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish (Counties Leitrim and Fermanagh): habitational name from Dundas, a place near Edinburgh, Scotland, which is named from Gaelic dùn ‘hill’ (compare Down 1) + deas ‘south’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunbar, Dundon, Dunham, Duncan, Dunay, Dundee, Lunday, Duenas, Ducas

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Where is the Dundas family from?

You can see how Dundas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dundas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dundas families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1891 there were 69 Dundas families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dundas's in the UK. London had the highest population of Dundas families in 1891.
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What did your Dundas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Police Constable and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dundas. 43% of Dundas men worked as a Police Constable and 74% of Dundas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dundas were Builders Labourer and None.

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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 1939

  • Police Constable
    43%
  • Carpenter joiner
    29%
  • Builders Labourer
    29%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Private Means
    13%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • None
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dundas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dundas. For the veterans among your Dundas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dundas lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dundas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dundas in 1950 was 34, and 83 in 2004.

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