Surname DUNBAR
SOURCE: Location
USAGE: Scottish
Meaning & History
Means "castle headland" and comes from the old barony of Dunbar, now in East Lothian in Scotland. The place name Dunbar itself comes from the Gaelic dun meaning "fort" and barr meaning "summit". The town of Dunbar, at the mouth of the Frith of Forth, Scotland, is so called from its situation on a rock which projects into the sea.