Charles Dunbar


Brief Life History of Charles

Charles Dunbar was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom as the son of William John McDonnell and Matilda Dunbar.

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William John McDonnell
Matilda Dunbar
Charles Dunbar

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    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.


    The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.


    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Dunbar, a place on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + barr ‘top, summit’.

    History: A family of this name were granted the lands of Dunbar by Malcolm III (1058–1093), and later acquired the earldoms of Dunbar and March. These earldoms were then withdrawn from the family by James I in 1434.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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