Origins Available: Irish, Scottish-Alt, Scottish
Early Origins of the Dune family
Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where the name is associated with the place named Dun. "This place by some antiquaries is supposed to have derived its name from the family of Dun, who were its ancient proprietors, and by others, with apparently greater probability, from its elevation above the level of the river South Esk, which forms its boundary on the south." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Dune family
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Dune Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Dunn, Dunne, Dun and others.
Early Notables of the Dune family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dune family to Ireland
Some of the Dune family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dune family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dune Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Dune Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Dune 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: Mecum habito
Motto Translation: Dwell with me.
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