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Dunman Name Meaning

Southern English: variant of Downman, a topographic name for a downland dweller. Compare Downer.

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


Similar surnames: Putman, Denman, Duman, Duncan, Dudman, Deman, Durban, Furman, Duran

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Where is the Dunman family from?

You can see how Dunman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 21 Dunman families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Dunman's in the UK. London had the highest population of Dunman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dunman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dunman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Dunman. 83% of Dunman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Private Means
    9%
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What Dunman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Dunman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 410 immigration records available for the last name Dunman. 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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Draft Cards

There are 596 military records available for the last name Dunman. For the veterans among your Dunman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dunman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dunman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Dunman in 1953 was 66, and 57 in 2004.

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