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Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Dunne family in Ireland was O Duinn or O Doinn. Both Gaelic names are derived from the Gaelic word donn, which means brown. O Doinn is the genitive case of donn.

Dunne Early Origins



The surname Dunne was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster. The family was descended from O'Rigain one of the ancient "Four Tribes of Tara" in the Kingdom of Meath, now the county of Meath. The Kings of Meath in turn traced their regal history back to the Heremon Kings.

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Dunne Spelling Variations


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Dunne Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Dunne family name. Variations found include Dunn, Dunne, Dun, O'Dunne, O'Doyne, Doine, Doin, O'Dunn and many more.

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Dunne Early History


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Dunne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunne research. Another 581 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1268, 1691, 1700, 1758, 1642, 1713, 1651, 1733, 1692 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Dunne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dunne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunne Notables 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Dunne:

Dunne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Dunne, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Thomas Dunne, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Charles Dunne, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • George Dunne settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Ann Dunne, who arrived in Maryland in 1672
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dunne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Franz Dunne, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1792

Dunne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis James Adrien Sassenot Dunne, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845
  • Johanna Dunne, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • Johann Hendrik Dunne, aged 35, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • Joh Heinr Dunne, who landed in America in 1847
  • Peter Dunne, who landed in America in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dunne Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Dunne, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
  • William Dunne, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
  • John Dunne, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland

Dunne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Dunne, English convict from Hereford, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Sarah Dunne, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • James Dunne, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • William John Dunne, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • Phillip Dunne, aged 48, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dunne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Dunne, aged 21, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Sarah Dunne arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Swan" in 1866
  • Bessie Dunne arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Swan" in 1866
  • Ellen Dunne arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Black Swan" in 1866
  • Richard Dunne arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunne (post 1700)



  • John S. Dunne C.S. C. (1929-2013), American priest and theologian of the Congregation of Holy Cross
  • Dominique Dunne (1959-1982), American actress, known for her roles in Poltergeist (1982), The Shadow Riders (1982) and Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (1979)
  • John Gregory Dunne (1932-2003), American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic
  • Murphy Dunne (b. 1942), American actor and musician
  • Griffin Dunne (b. 1955), American Academy Award nominated actor
  • Dominick John Dunne (1925-2009), American writer and investigative journalist
  • Finley Peter Dunne (1867-1936), American author, writer and humorist
  • Philip Dunne (1908-1992), American Hollywood screenwriter, film director and producer
  • Irene Dunne (1898-1990), five-time Academy Award-nominated American film actress and singer
  • Edward Fitzsimmons Dunne (1853-1937), American politician
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Dunne Historic Events


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Dunne Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Patrick L Dunne (b. 1908), Welsh Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Joseph Dunne, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Motto


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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: Mullach a-bu
Motto Translation: Victory for the Dunns.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 3 October 2016 at 09:53.

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