of ancient Scotland
were the tribe of the ancestors of the Dunckeson family. The name Dunckeson 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 Dunckeson family
The surname Dunckeson 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 Dunckeson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunckeson 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 Dunckeson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dunckeson Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Dunckeson has been spelled Duncanson, Duncason, Duncannon, Dunkeson and others.
Early Notables of the Dunckeson 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 Dunckeson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dunckeson family to the New World and Oceana
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Dunckeson: Robert Duncanson who settled in Georgia in 1730; Hugh Duncason settled in St. Vincent in 1774.
The Dunckeson 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.