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The ancestors of the Dundee family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the town of Dundee in Angus.


The surname Dundee was first found in Dundee, in the county of Angus, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Dundee has been spelled Dunde, Dundee and others.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dundee research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1245, 1287, 1292, 1296, 1297, 1458, 1489, 1526, and 1558 are included under the topic Early Dundee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


More information is included under the topic Early Dundee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Dundee:

Dundee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Dundee, who arrived in Maryland in 1664

Dundee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Dundee who landed in North America in 1730

Dundee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Dundee, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"

  • James "Jamie" Dundee (b. 1971), American professional wrestler
  • Johnny Dundee (1893-1965), American featherweight and junior lightweight boxer
  • Joe Dundee (1903-1982), American boxer
  • Sean William Dundee (b. 1972), South African-born footballer
  • Professor John Dundee (1921-1992), one of the world's leading anaesthetists
  • Vince Dundee (1907-1949), former New York State middleweight champion of the world

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: Dei donum
Motto Translation: The gift of God.


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    Other References

    1. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Dundee Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Dundee 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 July 2015 at 22:19.

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