Last name: DUNSTAN

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DUNSTAN : This last name is indexed 28,669 times on Geneanet!

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DUNSTAN : English:: 1: from a Middle English personal name Dunstan (Old English Dūnstān) from dūn ‘hill’ + stān ‘stone’. This name was borne by a 10th-century archbishop of Canterbury who was later canonized.2: habitational name from Dunston (Derbyshire Lincolnshire Norfolk) from the Old English personal name Dunn + tūn ‘settlement’. Occasionally the name may also arise from Dunstan (Northumberland) from Old English dūn ‘hill’ + stān ‘stone’.3: variant of Cornish Dunstone a habitational name from Dunstone near Ermington (in Yealmpton Devon) or perhaps from Dunstone near Widdecombe (Devon).

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