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The name Dunning is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Dunning in the lower part of Strathearn. Today Dunning is the process of communicating with customers to ensure the collection of accounts receivable derived from the 17th century verb "dun," meaning to demand payment of a debt.

Dunning Early Origins



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

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Dunning Spelling Variations


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Dunning 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. Dunning has been spelled many different ways, including Dunning, Dunnings, Douning, Downing, Dunnin and many more.

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Dunning Early History


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Dunning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunning research. Another 485 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1199, 1200, 1234, 1437, 1440, 1514 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Dunning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dunning Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dunning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunning In Ireland


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Dunning In Ireland



Some of the Dunning 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Dunnings to arrive in North America:

Dunning Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Theophilus Dunning, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1642
  • Sarah Dunning who made her home in Virginia in 1650
  • George Dunning traveled further south landing in Barbados in 1654
  • Hen Dunning, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • James Dunning, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Dunning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Dunning, who landed in New England in 1717
  • David Dunning, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1718
  • Elizabeth Dunning, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Samuel Dunning, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • John Dunning, 24, settled in the fishing community of Fort Cumberland in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dunning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Dunning, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Patrick Dunning, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1842
  • William Dunning, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843
  • Charles Dunning, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844
  • E Dunning, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dunning Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Dunning, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • John Dunning, aged 24, arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774

Dunning Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Dunning, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Daniel Duncan Dunning, who arrived in Canada in 1832

Dunning Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Andrew Dunning, aged 24, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dunning (post 1700)



  • Margaret Isabel Dunning (1910-2015), American businesswoman and philanthropist
  • John "Jack" D. Dunning (1916-1991), American Academy Award winning film editor
  • Jake Austin Dunning (b. 1988), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Brian Dunning (b. 1965), American writer and producer
  • Jennifer Dunning (b. 1942), American writer and critic for the New York Times
  • John Ray Dunning (1907-1975), American physicist who played key roles in the development of the atomic bomb
  • William Archibald Dunning (1857-1922), American historian, founder of the Dunning School of Reconstruction
  • Darren Dunning (b. 1981), English footballer
  • John Dunning (1927-2009), English professional snooker player
  • John Dunning (1731-1783), 1st Baron Ashburton, English lawyer and politician
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Studiis et rebus honestis
Motto Translation: By study and honourable pursuits.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dunning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunning 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 6 December 2016 at 18:17.

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