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The Picts were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Dunkin family lived. The name Dunkin comes from the Gaelic Donnchad, Duncha, Donnachadh and others which literally means brown warrior.

Dunkin Early Origins



The surname Dunkin was first found in Forfarshire part of the Tayside region of North Eastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, where the Clan has a long and distinguished history dating back to before 1000 AD. They claim descent from Dunchad, the 11th Abbott of Iona who died in 717. He was also the progenitor of the Robertsons. On their maternal side, they are related to King Duncan of Scotland who was killed by MacBeth. The Robertsons or Clan Donnachaidh derive their name and ancestry from Fat Duncan (Donnchadh Reamhar) who was chief of the Clan at the time of Robert the Bruce and led the clan at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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Dunkin Spelling Variations


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Dunkin Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Dunkin has been spelled Duncan, Dunecan, Dunkan, Junkan, Junkin, Duncans, Dunkans, Dunckane, Dunkane, Dunekan, Duncin, Duncen, Duncine, Junken and many more.

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Dunkin Early History


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Dunkin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunkin research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1451, 1703, 1745, 1649, 1735, 1731, 1804, 1800 and are included under the topic Early Dunkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunkin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dunkin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Daniel Duncan (1649-1735) French-born, Scottish physician, Huguenot by religion, known as a writer of iatrochemical works; and Adam Duncan (1731-1804), who entered the Royal Navy...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunkin In Ireland


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Dunkin In Ireland



Some of the Dunkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Dunkin:

Dunkin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Dunkin settled in Massachusetts in 1634
  • Samuel Dunkin, who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Samuel Dunkin, who landed in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1638
  • James Dunkin, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Jane Dunkin, who landed in Virginia in 1663-1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dunkin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Dunkin, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • John Dunkin, who arrived in New England in 1718
  • Bryan Dunkin, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Dunkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Dunkin, aged 25, landed in Connecticut in 1812
  • David Dunkin, aged 25, arrived in Connecticut in 1812
  • J T Dunkin, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Dunkin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Dunkin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunkin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunkin (post 1700)



  • Paul S. Dunkin (1905-1975), American writer, librarian and professor
  • Kenneth Dunkin, Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives
  • Tony Dunkin (b. 1970), American former college basketball standout for Coastal Carolina University
  • Joe Dunkin, American Republican politician, Chair of Aiken County Republican Party, 1978-81
  • Alfred John Dunkin (1812-1879), Scottish antiquary and historian
  • John Dunkin (1782-1846), Scottish topographer
  • William Dunkin (1709-1765), Irish poet
  • Robert Dunkin (1761-1831), British Quaker businessman
  • Edwin Dunkin FRS (1821-1898), British astronomer
  • Christopher Dunkin (1812-1881), Canadian editor, lawyer, teacher, judge, and politician

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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: Disce pati
Motto Translation: Learn to suffer.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    11. ...

    The Dunkin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunkin 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.

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