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An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Dunsmoor. It is a name for someone who lived on the lands of Dundemore in Fife where the family has a long and distinguished history dating back to the early Middle Ages.

Dunsmoor Early Origins



The surname Dunsmoor was first found in Fife, in the territories of Dundemore, near Lindores. One of the first records of the name was Henry de Dundemore who witnessed a confirmation charter by John, Earl of Huntigdoun of land in Kynalchmund to the Abbey of Arboirath c. 1219 and later witnessed another charter by the same earl granting lands of Lundors to the monks of Lindores (c.1232-1237.) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
In 1296, the Ragman Rolls listed Patrik de Dundemor and William de Dundemor as landholders in Fife.

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Dunsmoor Spelling Variations


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Dunsmoor Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Dunsmoor include Dinsmore, Dinsmuir, Dunsmore, Dansmore, Dunmuir and many more.

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Dunsmoor Early History


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Dunsmoor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunsmoor research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1317, 1650 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Dunsmoor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunsmoor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dunsmoor Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunsmoor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dunsmoor In Ireland


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Dunsmoor In Ireland



Some of the Dunsmoor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Dunsmoor:

Dunsmoor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fredk. H. Dunsmoor, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFC-M2Q : 6 December 2014), Fredk. H. Dunsmoor, 05 Mar 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marjorie Dunsmoor, arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFC-M27 : 6 December 2014), Marjorie Dunsmoor, 05 Mar 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elizabeth Dunsmoor, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Hamburg" from Genoa, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG7-JY4 : 6 December 2014), Elizabeth Dunsmoor, 18 Oct 1908; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elizabeth Dunsmoor, aged 55, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Hamburg" from Naples, Italy [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRQ-23L : 6 December 2014), Elizabeth Dunsmoor, 22 Dec 1908; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marjorie Dunsmoor, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Hamburg" from Naples, Italy [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRQ-23G : 6 December 2014), Marjorie Dunsmoor, 22 Dec 1908; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More 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: Spes anchora tuta
Motto Translation: Hope is a safe anchor.


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Citations


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  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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFC-M2Q : 6 December 2014), Fredk. H. Dunsmoor, 05 Mar 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFFC-M27 : 6 December 2014), Marjorie Dunsmoor, 05 Mar 1906; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG7-JY4 : 6 December 2014), Elizabeth Dunsmoor, 18 Oct 1908; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRQ-23L : 6 December 2014), Elizabeth Dunsmoor, 22 Dec 1908; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRQ-23G : 6 December 2014), Marjorie Dunsmoor, 22 Dec 1908; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Hamburg, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
  8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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The Dunsmoor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunsmoor 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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