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The origins of the name Gunning are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from Gunwyn deriving its origin from the Old English gundwein, which meant "battle friend."

Gunning Early Origins



The surname Gunning was first found in Surrey 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.

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Gunning Spelling Variations


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Gunning Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Gunning has been spelled many different ways, including Gunning, Guning and others.

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Gunning Early History


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Gunning Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gunning research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1614, 1684, 1670, 1675, 1675, 1684 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Gunning History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gunning Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gunning Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gunning Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gunning In Ireland


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Gunning In Ireland



Some of the Gunning family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Gunnings to arrive in North America:

Gunning Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Gunning, who settled in Barbados in 1680 with his servants

Gunning Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Barth Gunning, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Francis Gunning, who landed in Jamaica in 1720
  • John Gunning settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1799

Gunning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert R Gunning, who landed in America in 1802
  • David Gunning, aged 60, landed in Tennessee in 1812
  • William Gunning, who arrived in America in 1818
  • Robert Gunning settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822
  • William Peter Gunning, aged 16, landed in New York in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gunning Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Gunning, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gunning (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gunning (post 1700)



  • Thomas P. Gunning (1882-1943), American Republican politician, Dentist; Member of Illinois State Senate 37th District, 1931-43
  • Rosemary R. Gunning (1905-1997), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1969-75
  • Ronald Gunning, American politician, Mayor of Dayton, Kentucky, 2000-02; Appointed 2000
  • Patrick K. Gunning, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2008
  • Michael Gunning, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1988
  • Sarah Ogan Gunning (1910-1983), American folk singer, of the singing Gunning clan
  • Carmel Gunning, Irish composer and musician
  • Jan Willem Bowdewyn Gunning (1860-1913), South African zoologist
  • Sir Robert Gunning (1731-1816), 1st Baronet, British diplomat
  • Robert Gunning, British professor
  • ... (Another 1 notables 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: Imperio regit unus aequo
Motto Translation: One governs with just sway.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    11. ...

    The Gunning Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gunning 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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