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The lineage of the name Dunnett begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Downhead in Somerset and Donhead in Wiltshire. Most cases are thought to come from the earlier settlement in Wiltshire, but some branches of the family are known to have originated in Somerset.

Dunnett Early Origins



The surname Dunnett was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Dunnett Spelling Variations


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Dunnett Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dunnett has undergone many spelling variations, including Dunnett, Dunnet, Donnatt, Donnat, Downett, Downatt, Dunett, Dunet, Donnett and many more.

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Dunnett Early History


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Dunnett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunnett research. Another 555 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1246, 1296, 1500, 1577, 1648 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Dunnett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunnett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dunnett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dunnett 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dunnett were among those contributors:

Dunnett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jessie Dunnett, aged 48, who settled in America, in 1896

Dunnett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. Dunnett, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Downham, in 1906
  • Thomas Baird Dunnett, aged 20, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1907
  • Alexander Dunnett, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Wick, Scotland, in 1907
  • David S. Dunnett, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908
  • George S. Dunnett, aged 2, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunnett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunnett (post 1700)



  • Alan Dunnett (b. 1953), English poet
  • Charles W. "Charlie" Dunnett (b. 1921), Canadian Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University, 1986 Gold Medalist winner and Professor Emeritus of the Departments of Mathematics, Statistics, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics of McMaster University
  • John Jacob "Jack" Dunnett (b. 1922), British lawyer and politician, member of the U.K. Parliament
  • Sir Ludovic James Dunnett (1914-1997), British Civil Servant, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defense
  • Sir George Sangster Dunnett (1907-1984), Scottish businessman
  • Alastair MacTavish Dunnett (1908-1998), Scottish journalist and newspaper editor, editor of "The Scotsman" (1956-1972)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Dunnett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunnett 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 2 October 2016 at 10:27.

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