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Multiple Origins for the Surname Dundas


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The history of the Dundas family begins in the Boernician tribes of ancient Scotland. The Dundas family lived at the town of Dundas, near Edinburgh, Scotland. This place name is in turn derived from the Gaelic words dłn, meaning "a fort" and deas, meaning "south."

Dundas Early Origins



The surname Dundas was first found in the region of Dundas in West Lothian. According to family lore, they descend through Helias, son of Uctred, who secured the lands of Dundas from Waldeve, son of Gospatrick, Earl of Northumberland, through a charter agreement during the reign of Malcom IV, king of Scots (1153-1165). Some suggest that Uctred and Waldreve were in fact brothers, sons of Gospatrick. There is a record of Helias de Dundas witnessing a gift from Philip de Mubray to the monks of Dunfermline within the period 1202-1214. A saying made famous among respective Clan members is recorded as follows: "any prime minister can raise a man to the House of Lords, but it takes seven centuries of Scottish history to make a Dundas of Dundas."

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Dundas Spelling Variations


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Dundas Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries and printing presses went into use in the last few hundred years, spelling, particularly of names, was a largely intuitive matter. Consequently, many spelling variations occur in even the simplest names from the Middle Ages. Dundas has been spelled Dundys, Dundas, Dass, Dundases, Dundass, Dundess, Dundyss and many more.

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Dundas Early History


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Dundas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dundas research. Another 485 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1332, 1364, 1424, 1488, 1513, 1715, 1745, 1742, 1811, 1784, 1875, 1488, 1679, 1726, 1685, 1753, 1717, 1720, 1720, 1725, 1713 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Dundas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dundas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dundas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Archibald Dundas, Sheriff of Linlithgow in 1488; and Sir James Dundas of Arniston, Midlothian, governor of Berwick under James I; and his son, Sir James Dundas, Lord Arniston (died 1679), a Scottish member of parliament, and judge; and his son...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dundas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dundas In Ireland


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Dundas In Ireland



Some of the Dundas family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 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



The east coasts of the United States and Canada are still populated by many of the descendents of the Boernician-Scottish families who made that great crossing. They distributed themselves evenly when they first arrived, but at the time of the War of Independence those who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. This century, many of their ancestors have recovered their past heritage through highland games and other Scottish functions in North Ameri ca. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that many immigrants bearing the name Dundas or a variant listed above:

Dundas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony George Dundas, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Dundas who settled in Virginia in 1679

Dundas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Dundas, who settled in New England in 1752
  • James Dundas who settled in New England in 1752
  • James Dundas, who landed in New England in 1762 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Dundas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander, James, and John Dundas who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1850
  • Alexander, James, and John Dundas, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1850
  • Sidney Lawrence Dundas, aged 18, who landed in America in 1886 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Ellen Dundas, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Francis J. Dundas, aged 21, who landed in America from Fermanagh, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dundas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Duncan Dundas, aged 39, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1901
  • Allice Dundas, aged 35, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1901
  • Arthur Bruce Dundas, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from N. Berwick, Scotland, in 1904
  • Florence Dundas, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastle, in 1905
  • Florence Dundas, aged 26, who landed in America from Quay on Tyne, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dundas Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Dundas, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Dundas Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dundas, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • Mr. Hebe Dundas, aged 3 years & 6 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Tay" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 1st June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)
  • Miss. Sarah Dundas, aged 5 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rankin" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)

Dundas Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Dora Dundas, aged 38, who settled in Toronto, in 1906
  • Alice Dundas, aged 28, who settled in Toronto, in 1906
  • Amy Dundas, aged 66, who settled in Toronto, in 1906
  • Francis Dundas, aged 35, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1911
  • Amy C. Dundas, aged 73, who emigrated to Port Elgin, Canada, in 1912

Dundas Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Dundas Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W. Dundas, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Queen" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dundas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dundas (post 1700)



  • Jennifer Dundas (b. 1971), award-winning American movie actor
  • Paul A. Dundas, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1938-43; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Dundas (b. 1759), American politician, Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, 1795-96, 1798-99 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sir Lawrence Dundas (1710-1781), 1st Baronet, a Scottish businessman, landowner and politician
  • General Francis Dundas (1759-1824), Scottish general and acting governor of the Cape Colony between 1798 and 1803
  • Sir David Dundas (1749-1826), Scottish distinguished surgeon, a prominent figure in the Royal College of Surgeons and was Master of the College in 1804, 1811 and 1819
  • Sir Charles Cecil Farquharson Dundas (1884-1956), Scottish diplomat, Governor of the Bahamas (1933-1940), Governor of Uganda (1940-1943)
  • Henry Dundas PC FRSE (1742-1811), 1st Viscount Melville, Baron Dunira, Scottish jurist and statesman, Home Secretary (1791-1794)
  • Sir Robert Dundas (1771-1851), Scottish nobleman
  • Lord Robert Dundas the Younger (1713-1787), Scottish judge
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Essayez
Motto Translation: Try.


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Dundas Clan Badge


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Dundas Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Dundas
Dandas, Dandases, Dandass, Dandess, Dandiss, Dandys, Dandyss, Dass, Dundas, Dundases, Dundass, Dundes, Dundess, Dundiss, Dundys, Dundyss and more.

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 26)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

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  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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