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The name Duncanson originated among the descendants of the ancient Pictish clans. It is derived from son of Duncan which is derived from the Gaelic word or Clan Dhonnchaidh, which means brown warrior, accordingly the name literally means son of brown warrior.

Duncanson Early Origins



The surname Duncanson was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Duncanson Spelling Variations


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Duncanson Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Duncanson include Duncanson, Duncason, Duncannon, Dunkeson and others.

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Duncanson Early History


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Duncanson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duncanson research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1367, 1582, 1530, 1601, 1574, 1576 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Duncanson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duncanson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duncanson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Gilbert Duncanson of the Park; John Duncanson ( ca. 1530-1601), Scottish minister, he willingly converted to the new Protestant doctrines at the Reformation, he was the King's Minister, tutor and chaplain to King James VI, and Moderator of the General...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Duncanson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Duncanson:

Duncanson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Duncanson who settled in Georgia in 1730
  • William Mayne Duncanson, who landed in New York in 1795

Duncanson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Duncanson, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1853

Duncanson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Duncanson, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Catherine Duncanson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1821

Duncanson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Duncanson, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

Duncanson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Duncanson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clydeside" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duncanson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duncanson (post 1700)



  • Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821-1872), African-American painter, descended from freed Virginia slaves
  • James Duncanson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956
  • E. C. Duncanson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932 (alternate), 1940, 1944 (alternate)
  • Julie Duncanson, Scottish actress
  • James "Jimmy" Duncanson (1919-1996), Scottish professional football striker in the 1940s through the 1950s
  • Albert Gordon "Bert" Duncanson (1911-2000), Canadian gold medalist ice hockey player at the 1932 Winter Olympics
  • Craig Duncanson (b. 1967), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey left winger from Sudbury
  • Brigadier Andrew Eastman Duncanson (1888-1987), Officer Commanding Longue Point Depot (1945-1946)
  • Robert Scott Duncanson, 19th century landscape painter influenced by the Hudson River School

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Duncanson Historic Events


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Duncanson Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. John Duncanson, British Engine Room Artificer 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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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: Mens et manus
Motto Translation: Heart and hand.


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Duncanson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. 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).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    11. ...

    The Duncanson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duncanson 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 11 December 2015 at 13:40.

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