Dewn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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." [1]

Important Dates for the Dewn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dewn research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1255, 1268, 1260, 1268, 1428 and 1467 are included under the topic Early Dewn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dewn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dunn, Dunne, Dun and others.

Early Notables of the Dewn family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Dewn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dewn family to Ireland

Some of the Dewn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dewn family

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.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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