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Dunsmore Name Meaning

Scottish (Glasgow): habitational name from Denmuir formerly Dundemore near Lindores (Fife) or either of two places called Dunmore Stirlingshire Rosshire with intrusive s.

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


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

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Where is the Dunsmore family from?

You can see how Dunsmore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dunsmore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dunsmore families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 32 Dunsmore families living in Leicestershire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Dunsmore's in United Kingdom. Leicestershire had the highest population of Dunsmore families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dunsmore surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dunsmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dunsmore. 34% of Dunsmore men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Dunsmore women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dunsmore were Unpaid Domestic Duties and Wife. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Painter
    34%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Household Duties Unpaid
    4%
  • Wife
    3%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunsmore. 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 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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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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