Duncason is an ancient Pictish-Scottish name. 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.
Early Origins of the Duncason family
The surname Duncason 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.
Early History of the Duncason family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duncason 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 Duncason History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Duncason Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Duncason has appeared Duncanson, Duncason, Duncannon, Dunkeson and others.
Early Notables of the Duncason family (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 Duncason Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Duncason family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Duncason name:
Duncason Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hugh Duncason, who settled in St. Vincent in 1774
The Duncason 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.