The ancestors of the Dundee family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. They lived in the town of Dundee in Angus.
Early Origins of the Dundee family
The surname Dundee was first found in Dundee, in the county of Angus
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Dundee family
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Dundee Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland
, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Dundee has been spelled Dunde, Dundee and others.
Early Notables of the Dundee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dundee family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan
societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Dundee:
Dundee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- George Dundee, who arrived in Maryland in 1664 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Dundee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- William Dundee who landed in North America in 1730
Dundee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Dundee, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 12th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1854.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Dundee (post 1700)
- James "Jamie" Dundee (b. 1971), American professional wrestler
- Johnny Dundee (1893-1965), American featherweight and junior lightweight boxer
- Joe Dundee (1903-1982), American boxer
- Sean William Dundee (b. 1972), South African-born footballer
- Professor John Dundee (1921-1992), one of the world's leading anaesthetists
- Vince Dundee (1907-1949), former New York State middleweight champion of the world
The Dundee Motto
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: Dei donum
Motto Translation: The gift of God.