Dunink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Dunink is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Downing, Oxfordshire.

Early Origins of the Dunink family

The surname Dunink was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Dunink family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunink research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1400, 1672, 1623, 1684, 1656, 1711, 1685, 1749 and 1764 are included under the topic Early Dunink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dunink Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dunink has been spelled many different ways, including Downing, Doning, Douning, Duning and others.

Early Notables of the Dunink family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir George Downing (1623-1684), 1st Baronet of East Hatley, an Anglo-Irish soldier, statesman, and diplomat, eponym of Downing Street in London; Sir George Downing, (c. 1656-1711), 2nd Baronet of East...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Dunink family to Ireland

Some of the Dunink family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dunink migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Duninks to arrive in North America:

Dunink Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geertje Dunink, aged 13, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Grietje Dunink, aged 14, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Jacob Dunink, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Jan Dunink, aged 7, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Jantina Dunink, aged 10, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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