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Dunlavy Surname History



Dunlavy is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person who lived in the lands of Dunlop in the district of Cunningham. Until the mid-19th century, the name was locally pronounced Delap or Dulap.


Early Origins of the Dunlavy family


The surname Dunlavy was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North 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.

Early History of the Dunlavy family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunlavy research.
Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1496, 1564, 1663, 1665, 1677, 1745, 1620, 1667, 1654, 1700, 1690, 1700, 1692, 1720, 1684, 1747, 1706 and are included under the topic Early Dunlavy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dunlavy Spelling Variations


Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Dunlavy has appeared in various documents spelled Dunlop, Dunlap, Dunlope, Delap and others.

Early Notables of the Dunlavy family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Alexander Dunlop (c.1620-c.1667), a Presbyterian minister at Paisley, Scotland; William Dunlop, the Elder (c.1654-1700) a Covenanter, adventurer, and Principal of the University of Glasgow from 1690 to 1700; and...
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Migration of the Dunlavy family to Ireland


Some of the Dunlavy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dunlavy family to the New World and Oceana


Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dunlavy family emigrate to North America:

Dunlavy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Dunlavy, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dunlavy (post 1700)


  • Francis Dunlavy, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Hamilton County, 1802; Member of Ohio State Senate from Hamilton County, 1803 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dennis F. Dunlavy (1884-1960), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1924, 1928, 1940; Candidate in primary for Ohio State Attorney General, 1924; Mayor of Ashtabula, Ohio, 1951-53 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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