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Eunson Surname History



The Hebrides islands and the west coast of Scotland are the ancestral home of the Eunson family. Their name comes from the Gaelic personal name Eógann, which comes from the Latin name, Eugenius, which means well born. Eunson is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. The Eunson family was established in Scotland, well before the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.


Early Origins of the Eunson family


The surname Eunson was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Dovenaldus Ewain, documented in 1164.

Early History of the Eunson family


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Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1178, 1611, 1687, 1633, 1681 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Eunson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eunson Spelling Variations


Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations. Eunson has been written as Ewing, Ewin, Ewen, Ewans, Ewens, Eugene, Ewan and many more.

Early Notables of the Eunson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Eunson family to Ireland


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


Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eunson or a variant listed above:

Eunson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Eunson, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Eunson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William H. Eunson, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1907
  • Rebecca Eunson, aged 35, who landed in America from St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1910
  • Joseph William Eunson, aged 37, who landed in America from Melbourne, Australia, in 1917
  • Thomas Eunson, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Stewart Eunson, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Eunson (post 1700)


  • Vanessa Eunson, American animator, known for her work on It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!
  • Dale Eunson (1904-2002), American Hollywood writer, known for his work on How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), All Mine to Give (1957) and The Star (1952)

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