Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the region of Dunning in the lower part of Strathearn. Today Dunning is the process of communicating with customers to ensure the collection of accounts receivable derived from the 17th century verb "dun," meaning to demand payment of a debt.
Early Origins of the Dunant family
Shropshire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Dunant family
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Dunant Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Dunant family name include Dunning, Dunnings, Douning, Downing, Dunnin and many more.
Early Notables of the Dunant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dunant family to Ireland
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Migration of the Dunant family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Dunant surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Dunant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Dunant (post 1700)
The Dunant 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: Studiis et rebus honestis
Motto Translation: By study and honourable pursuits.
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