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Where did the Scottish Dunlavy family come from? What is the Scottish Dunlavy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dunlavy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dunlavy family history?The rugged west coast of Scotland in the kingdom of Dalriada is the setting from which came the Dunlavy name. The name derives from someone having lived in the lands of Dunlop in the district of Cunningham. Until the mid-19th century, the name was locally pronounced Delap or Dulap.
In various documents Dunlavy has been spelled Since medieval scribes still spelled according to sound, records from that era contain an enormous number of spelling variations. Dunlop, Dunlap, Dunlope, Delap and others.
First found in Ayrshire, where one of the first records of the name was Dominius Willelmus de Dunlop who was listed as a witness to an indenture in 1260. Interestingly, the original document was lost but a notarial copy was made in 1444. The Ragman Rolls list Neill Fitz-Robert de Dunlop.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunlavy research. Another 419 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1496, 1564, 1663, 1665, 1677, 1745, 1831, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Dunlavy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 32 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunlavy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Dunlavy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Numerous Scottish settlers settled along the east coast of the colonies that would become the United States and Canada. Others traveled to the open country of the west. At the time of the American War of Independence, some remained in the United States, while those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The highland games and Clan societies that sprang up across North America in the 20th century have helped many Scots to recover parts of their lost traditions. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dunlavys to arrive in North America:
Dunlavy Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: With merit.
The Dunlavy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunlavy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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