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Early Origins of the Dunhill family

The surname Dunhill was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Dunhill family

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Dunhill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Downhall, Downehall, Downhill, Downhal and others.

Early Notables of the Dunhill family (pre 1700)

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Australia Dunhill migration to Australia +

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

Dunhill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Dunhill (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Frederick Dunhill (1877-1946), English composer

  1. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from
  2. South Australian Register Wednesday 20th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Willaim Hammond 1854. Retrieved on Facebook