Dunovan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The old family name Dunovan is thought to have derived from the place name Dunoon (Dunomhainn in Gaelic), located in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde.

Early Origins of the Dunovan family

The surname Dunovan was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. Today Dunoon is a town situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute but was originally a barony in Argyllshire. [1]

Important Dates for the Dunovan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunovan research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1255, 1265 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Dunovan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dunovan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Denoon, Dennin, Denning, Denune, Dunnoon, Dunoon, Denoone and many more.

Early Notables of the Dunovan family (pre 1700)

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Dunovan migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dunovan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Dunovan, aged 31, who arrived in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1860 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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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