The history of the distinguished English surname Dustman begins before the fateful Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is Anglo-Saxon
in origin, and is derived from the Old English "dust," meaning "dust." This name was probably first bestowed as a nickname
, either on someone with pale skin or hair, someone considered to be of little worth, or a laborer.
Early Origins of the Dustman family
The surname Dustman was first found in the county of Oxford, where Ulf Dust was recorded as early as 1030. The nickname
origins of Dustman make it likely that the surname emerged independently in different English counties, thus creating several different branches of the Dustman family during the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Dustman family
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Dustman Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Dustman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dustman family to Ireland
Some of the Dustman family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Dustman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bryan Dust, who settled in Virginia in 1723; Francis Dust, who came to Maryland in 1754; Samuel Dust, who also came to Maryland, in 1756; as well as David Henry Doust, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario..