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Dunaway Early Origins



The surname Dunaway was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Dunwich, now submerged by the sea, held by Robert Malet, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Dunaway Spelling Variations


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Dunaway Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dunwich, Dunway, Dunnaway, Dunwick, Dunweigh and many more.

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Dunaway Early History


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Dunaway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunaway research. Another 154 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunaway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dunaway Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dunaway 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dunaway Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph S. Dunaway, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1894

Dunaway Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Dunaway, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Margaret R. Dunaway, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Jennie P. Dunaway, aged 53, who emigrated to America, in 1904
  • Thomas F. Dunaway, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1904
  • W.F. Dunaway, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dunaway Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Denoris Dunaway, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunaway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunaway (post 1700)



  • Faye Dunaway (b. 1941), Academy Award-winning American actress
  • Shelton Dunaway (b. 1957), American rhythm and blues artist
  • Jim Dunaway (b. 1941), American football player
  • Michele Dunaway (b. 1965), best-selling American author
  • Judson Dunaway (1890-1976), inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist
  • George W. Dunaway (1922-2008), the second Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Dennis Dunaway (b. 1946), the bass guitarist for the Alice Cooper group from 1964-1974
  • Craig Dunaway (b. 1961), former professional American NFL football tight end

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Dunaway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunaway 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.

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