The age-old Pictish-Scottish family name Dunckinson 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 Dunckinson family
The surname Dunckinson 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 Dunckinson family
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Dunckinson Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. Dunckinson has appeared Duncanson, Duncason, Duncannon, Dunkeson and others.
Early Notables of the Dunckinson 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
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Migration of the Dunckinson family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Dunckinson: Robert Duncanson who settled in Georgia in 1730; Hugh Duncason settled in St. Vincent in 1774.
The Dunckinson 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.