Donon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The old family name Donon is thought to have derived from the place name Dunoon (Dunomhainn in Gaelic), located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde.

Early Origins of the Donon family

The surname Donon was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. Today Dunoon is a town situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute but was originally a barony in Argyllshire. [1]

Important Dates for the Donon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Donon research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1255, 1265 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Donon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Donon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Denoon, Dennin, Denning, Denune, Dunnoon, Dunoon, Denoone and many more.

Early Notables of the Donon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Donon family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Denoon, who was on record in Georgia in 1736; David Denoon, who was naturalized in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1784; Hugh Dunoon, who was on record in Nova Scotia in 1793.

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
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