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The surname Dunwoody was first found in Dumfriesshire at Dinwoodie in the parish of Applegarth [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
where one of the first records of the name was Sir Alan de Dunwidi was listed as seneschal (a royal officer in charge of justice) of Annandale in the first quarter of the thirteenth century. Adam de Dunwidie witnessed a claim of lands ( c. 1194-1214.) Years later, Alan Dinwoodie rendered homage in 1296 to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. [2]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)

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dinwoodie, Dinwiddie, Dinswoodie, Dunwoodie, Dinwoody, Dinwiddy, Dinswoody, Dunwoody, Dinwoodey, Dinwiddey, Dunwordy, Dunswoodie, Dunswoody, Dunswoodey, Dimswoodie, Dimswoody, Dunswoddy, Dinswoddy, Dinswudy, Dimswudy, Dinwudy and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dunwoody research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1200, 1194, 1639, 1770, 1751, 1758, 1753, 1754 and are included under the topic Early Dunwoody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family at this time was Robert Dinwiddie (1639-1770), from Glasgow, was Lieutenant Governor of colonial Virginia from 1751 to 1758. Some claim that his actions in trying to protect the French expansion into the Ohio Country, an area held by the Ohio Company, of which he was a...

Another 150 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dunwoody Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Dunwoody family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 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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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dunwoody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Dunwoody, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875
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  • Major Charles Dunwoody (1828-1905), correctly spelt Dunwody, American eponym of Dunwoody, Georgia, a Civil War Confederate soldier who fought for the secession of the Confederate states
  • William Hood Dunwoody (1841-1914), American banker, miller, art patron and philanthropist, a partner in what is known known as General Mills, founder of the Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Todd Franklin Dunwoody (b. 1975), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1997 to 2002
  • General Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody (b. 1953), the current American Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, the first woman in U.S. military and uniformed service history to achieve a four-star officer rank
  • James M. Dunwoody, nicknamed "The Colonel," Canadian founder of Dunwoody in the 1920s in Winnipeg which would later become known as BDO Dunwoody and BDO International with 60,000 partners in 1,328 offices worldwide
  • Dr. John Elliot Orr Dunwoody (1929-2006), British surgeon and Labour politician, husband to Gwyneth Dunwoody
  • Moyra Tamsin Dunwoody (b. 1958), British politician, Member of the Welsh Assembly for Preseli Pembrokeshire (2003-2007)
  • Professor Martin J Dunwoody (b. 1938), English emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Southampton, England
  • Gwyneth Dunwoody (b. 1930), née Phillips, British politician, the longest-serving woman Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1984-1985), Shadow Secretary of State for Health (1980-1983)
  • Thomas Richard Dunwoody MBE (b. 1964), British retired jockey, three-time Champion Jockey, riding 1699 British winners in his career
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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: Ubi Libertas Ibi Patrium
Motto Translation: Where liberty prevails there is my country.

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. 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).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  10. 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).
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The Dunwoody Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dunwoody 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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