Peter Dunstan

about 1835–
Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Peter

When Peter Dunstan was born about 1835, in Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Stephen Dunstan, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Webber, was 40. He lived in Kea, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Dunstan
1793–1874
Elizabeth Webber
1795–1874
John Dunstan
1822–1897
Elizabeth Dunstan
1824–
Peter Dunstan
1832–1833
Peter Dunstan
1835–
Peter Dunstan
1826–
Stephen Dunstan
1828–
William Dunstan
1831–
Mary Dunstan
1836–
James Dunston
1840–

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World Events (8)

1843

Age 8

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 19

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 45

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name Dunstan, composed of Old English dunn ‘dark’, ‘brown’ + stān ‘stone’. This name was borne by a 10thcentury archbishop of Canterbury who was later canonized.2 English: habitational name from Dunstone in Devon, named from Old English Dunstānestūn ‘settlement of Dunstan’ (as in 1). The surname is still chiefly common in Devon, but there are places in other parts of the country with similar names but different etymologies (e.g. Dunstan in Northumbria, Dunston in Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Staffordshire, and Derbyshire), which may possibly have contributed to the surname.3 Scottish: partly perhaps the same as 1, but there is a place named Dunstane in Roxburghshire, which may also be a source of the surname.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Peter Dunstan in household of Stephen Dunstan, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Peter Dunstan - Government record: birth-name: Peter Dunstan

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