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The Dunbarr surname is derived from the name of the Barony of Dunbar on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh. The place name comes from the Gaelic words "dłn," meaning "a fort," and "barr," meaning "top," or "summit."

Dunbarr Early Origins



The surname Dunbarr was first found in the barony of Dunbar in the Lothians where they held a family seat from very ancient times; ever since the 11th century, when Cospatrick was deprived of his Earldom of Northumberland by William the Conqueror, and fled to Scotland. There he was granted the lands of Dunbar and Lothian, Cumnock in Ayrshire, and Mochrum in Wigtown by Malcolm Ceanmore, the King of Scotland. Traditionally, the family descend from Crinan of Dunkeld, the Earl of Northumberland, ancestor of both King Duncan I (d. 1040) and the Earls Gospatrick, who were the later the Earls of March. Of this line, Patrick V, Earl of March (c.1285-1369) gave English King Edward II sanctuary at the fortress of Dunbar Castle following the Battle of Bannockburn. He was one of the Scottish nobles, who signed, the declaration of Scottish independence to the Pope dated at Arbroath on 6 April 1320. He was married to the infamous "Black Agnes," (Agnes Dunbar, 4th Countess of Moray), "that brawling boisterous Scottish wench" as an English balladeer had called her. In the Earl's absence, she held Dunbar castle for several months before succumbing to the overwhelming English army in 1337.

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Dunbarr Spelling Variations


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Dunbarr Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dunbar, Dunbarr and others.

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Dunbarr Early History


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Dunbarr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunbarr research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1320, 1435, 1465, 1530, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Dunbarr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunbarr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dunbarr Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Dunbarr In Ireland


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Dunbarr In Ireland



Some of the Dunbarr family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Dunbarr Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Dunbarr, who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635
  • William Dunbarr settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • William Dunbarr, aged 15, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Alexander Dunbarr who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • Alexander Dunbarr, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dunbarr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeremiah Dunbarr settled in Maryland in 1716
  • John Dunbarr settled in Virginia in 1716
  • Jeremiah Dunbarr, who settled in Maryland in 1716
  • John Dunbarr, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • Jeremiah Dunbarr, who arrived in Maryland in 1716
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Dunbarr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunbarr 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 28 March 2014 at 14:01.

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