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Eunson is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the Gaelic personal name Eógann, which comes from the Latin name, Eugenius, which means well born. Eunson is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, while others came from the personal names of famous religious and secular figures. The Eunson family was established in Scotland, well before the Norman Conquest of England, in 1066.

Eunson Early Origins



The surname Eunson was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Dovenaldus Ewain, documented in 1164.

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Eunson Spelling Variations


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Eunson Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Eunson has been spelled Ewing, Ewin, Ewen, Ewans, Ewens, Eugene, Ewan and many more.

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Eunson Early History


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Eunson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eunson research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1178, 1611, 1687, 1633, 1681 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Eunson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eunson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eunson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Eunson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Eunson In Ireland


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Eunson In Ireland



Some of the Eunson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Eunson arrived in North America very early:

Eunson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Eunson, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Eunson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William H. Eunson, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1907
  • Rebecca Eunson, aged 35, who landed in America from St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1910
  • Joseph William Eunson, aged 37, who landed in America from Melbourne, Australia, in 1917
  • Thomas Eunson, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Stewart Eunson, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eunson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eunson (post 1700)



  • Vanessa Eunson (b. 1997), American animator, known for her work on It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown!
  • Dale Eunson (1904-2002), American Hollywood writer, known for his work on How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), All Mine to Give (1957) and The Star (1952)

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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: Audaciter
Motto Translation: Boldly


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    11. ...

    The Eunson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eunson 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 22 May 2014 at 08:34.

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