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Dundas Early Origins



The surname Dundas was first found in West Lothian. It is generally believed that the surname was acquired when Helias, son of Uctred secured the lands of Dundas from Waldeve, son of Gospatric through a charter agreement during the reign of Malcom IV. The document fails to list the precise date of the charter, though the time of the transaction is confirmed by alternative supporting evidence. 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." Some of the family held estates at Aske, in the North Riding of Yorkshire in later times. "Aske Hall, one of the seats of the Earl of Zetland, is a spacious and elegant castellated mansion, situated on rising ground in a large and beautiful park, and embosomed in noble woods of fine old timber, and pleasure-grounds of varied surface: many of the views from the residence are of striking beauty. The noble earl's inferior title is Baron Dundas of the manor of Aske, conferred in 1794." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Dundas Spelling Variations


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Dundas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dundas, Dundass and others.

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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 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1126, 1296, 1488 and 1875 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)



Another 20 words (1 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dundas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony George Dundas, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • William Dundas who settled in Virginia in 1679

Dundas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Dundas settled in New England in 1752
  • James Dundas who settled in New England in 1752
  • James Dundas, who landed in New England in 1762

Dundas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander, James, and John Dundas who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1850
  • Alexander, James, and John Dundas arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1850
  • Sidney Lawrence Dundas, aged 18, landed in America in 1886
  • 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 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)



  • Paul A. Dundas, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Waterville, Maine, 1938-43; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1940
  • John Dundas (b. 1759), American politician, Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, 1795-96, 1798-99
  • Jennifer Dundas (b. 1971), award-winning American movie actor
  • Thomas Dundas KG, KT (1795-1873), 2nd Earl of Zetland, a British nobleman and politician
  • Vice-Admiral The Hon. Richard Saunders Dundas KCB (1802-1861), British Royal Navy officer
  • Thomas Dundas FRS (1741-1820), 1st Baron Dundas, a British peer who commissioned the Charlotte Dundas, the world's "first practical steamboat"
  • Lawrence Mark Dundas (b. 1937), 4th Marquess of Zetland, a British peer, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the North Yorkshire county
  • Maria Dundas (1785-1842), birth name of Maria Graham, and later Maria, Lady Callcott, a British writer of travel books and children's books, and an accomplished illustrator
  • Lawrence John Lumley Dundas KG, GCSI, GCIE, PC, JP, DL (1876-1961), 2nd Marquess of Zetland, a British Conservative politician, Secretary of State for India (1935-1937)
  • Lawrence Aldred Mervyn Dundas (1908-1989), 3rd Marquess of Zetland, a British lawn tennis player
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Essayez
Motto Translation: Try.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  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)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. 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).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Dundas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dundas 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.

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