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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Dun family in Ireland was O Duinn or O Doinn. Both Gaelic names are derived from the Gaelic word donn, which means brown. O Doinn is the genitive case of donn.

Dun Early Origins



The surname Dun was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster. The family was descended from O'Rigain one of the ancient "Four Tribes of Tara" in the Kingdom of Meath, now the county of Meath. The Kings of Meath in turn traced their regal history back to the Heremon Kings.

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Dun Spelling Variations


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Dun Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Dun revealed many variations, including Dunn, Dunne, Dun, O'Dunne, O'Doyne, Doine, Doin, O'Dunn and many more.

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Dun Early History


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Dun Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dun research. Another 581 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1268, 1691, 1700, 1758, 1642, 1713, 1651, 1733, 1692 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Dun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dun Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dun Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dun Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Dun or a variant listed above, including:

Dun Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Dun, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • William Dun, aged 16, arrived in St Christopher in 1633
  • John Dun, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • Quintin Dun, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Dun Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Dun, who landed in Carolina in 1705
  • Hickthrif Dun, who landed in Virginia in 1711
  • Darby Dun, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • Thomas Dun, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1720
  • Patrick Dun, who landed in Virginia in 1723
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dun Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Dun, who landed in New York in 1803

Dun Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Dun, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dun (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dun (post 1700)



  • Edwin Dun (1848-1931), American diplomat, United States envoy to Japan (1892)
  • Angus Dun (1892-1971), noted United States clergyman and author
  • David Dun, American thriller writer
  • Dennis Dun (b. 1952), Chinese American actor
  • Sir Patrick Dun (d. 1713), famous Irish physician, and president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • Len Dun (1916-1989), English footballer
  • Jeremy Dun (b. 1973), British author
  • Dmitri Dun (b. 1989), Ukrainian ice dancer
  • William Sutherland Dun (1868-1934), Australian palaeontologist, geologist and president of the Royal Society of New South Wales
  • Tan Dun (b. 1957), Chinese contemporary classical composer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Mullach a-bu
Motto Translation: Victory for the Dunns.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    11. ...

    The Dun Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dun Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 June 2014 at 08:54.

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