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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gunnin


Irish


The Gunnin surname is an Anglicization of the Gaelic Conaing or "descendant of Conaing," a Gaelic personal name. The Castleconnell (the Castle of Connell) is said to be a mistranslation and should in fact be the Castle Gunning.

Gunnin Early Origins



The surname Gunnin was first found in at Castleconnell, where they were a Sept of the Ui Bloid, and were said to be descended from a brother of Brian Boru. The village of Castleconnell, took its name from the castle, which was built on a rock outcrop overlooking the Shannon river, where it separates County Clare from Tipperary. The Annals of Loch C list and Edmund O'Conaing as the "royal heir of Munster" in 1032; and Domhnall O'Conaing (d. 1137) as "chief Bishop of Leath Mogha." Other records include Dermot O'Conaing (d. 1195), Bishop of Killaloe, and Peter O'Conyng, who was Abbot of Holy Cross in 1297.

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Gunnin Spelling Variations


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Gunnin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunning, O'Gunning, Gunnin, O'Conaing and others.

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Gunnin Early History


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Gunnin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gunnin research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1733, 1734, 1760, and 1790 are included under the topic Early Gunnin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gunnin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gunnin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gunnin Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Gunning, a Church of England Minister, who arrived in Jamaica in 1720; Robert Gunning, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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    The Gunnin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gunnin 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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