Early Origins of the Dewn family
The surname Dewn was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, where the name is associated with the place named Dun. "This place by some antiquaries is supposed to have derived its name from the family of Dun, who were its ancient proprietors, and by others, with apparently greater probability, from its elevation above the level of the river South Esk, which forms its boundary on the south." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Dewn family
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Dewn Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Dewn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dewn family to Ireland
Some of the Dewn family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Dewn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Dunn, who arrived in Maryland in 1668; Robert Dunn, a Loyalist who settled in Nova Scotia in 1785; Stephen Dunn, a Loyalist who settled in Nova Scotia in 1784.
The Dewn 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: Mecum habito
Motto Translation: Dwell with me.