Dungey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dungey surname is an old name from Normandy. It comes from when the family lived in the former province of Anjou, which comprised parts of southern Armorica, Indre-et-Loire, and Sarthe. The ancient capital of Anjou was Angers and, from the 10th century, this region was a countship belonging to the Plantagenet dynasty. Anjou was attached to the English Crown in 1156, after Henry II, the son of the Count of Anjou, became King of England. However, the territory was recovered by Philippe II in 1206 and, in 1487, the province was secured as Crown land by the French Crown.

Early Origins of the Dungey family

The surname Dungey was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Some of the family emigrated to England as in the Domesday Book of 1086, "several of the name are found. The principal land-owner among them, who is supposed to have been of Breton origin, held considerable estates in Devonshire under Baldwin de Meules." [1]

"John de Aunger served as knight of the shire for Leicester in three of Edward I.'s parliaments, and in the first held by Edward II. Josceline D'Aunger in 1169 witnessed the foundation charter of Lanercost Abbey, and Ralph de Angers in the thirteenth century held lands in Wilts. Ralph de Aungers was Sheriff of Notts, 49 and 50 Henry III. " [1]

Early History of the Dungey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dungey research. Another 264 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1060, 1083, 1568, 1629, 1634, 1638, and 1720 are included under the topic Early Dungey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dungey Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Dungey include Anger, Angers, Angier, Ange, Dange, d'Angeros, Dangeros, d'Anger, d'Ange, d'Angier, d'Angers, Anget, Angay, Angey, Angé, d'Anget, d'Angay, d'Angey, d'Angé, Angger, Anggers, Anggier, d'Angger, d'Anggers, d'Anggier, Ager, Agey, d'Agey, Ageais, d'Ageais, Aggeais, Lange, Angerot, Dangerot, d'Angerot and many more.

Early Notables of the Dungey family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dungey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Dungey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dungey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jane Dungey, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]
  • Thomas Dungey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]
  • James Beeching Dungey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]
  • Thomas Boorman Dungey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]
  • John Dungey, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Dungey (post 1700) +

  • Doris J. Dungey (1961-2008), American blogger who wrote extensively about the United States housing bubble
  • Azie Mira Dungey, American actress, comedian and writer
  • Eric Dungey (b. 1996), American NFL football quarterback
  • Channing Nicole Dungey (b. 1969), American television executive and the first black American president of a major broadcast television network
  • Ryan Dungey (b. 1989), American former professional motocross and supercross racer
  • Merrin Melissa Dungey (b. 1971), American film and television actress, known for her roles on the television series The King of Queens, Alias, Malcolm in the Middle, and Summerland
  • F.G. Dungey, Australian member of the crew of the Discovery during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition of 1929–31, eponym of Mount Dungey, Antarctica
  • Lori Dungey (b. 1957), New Zealand-based actress and voice actress


The Dungey 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: Fides
Motto Translation: Faith.


  1. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 1 of 3
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm


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