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Gunning History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Irish


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."

Early Origins of the Gunning family


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.

Early History of the Gunning family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Gunning family (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.

Migration of the Gunning family to 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.

Migration of the Gunning family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francis Gunning, who landed in Jamaica in 1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Gunning, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1799

Gunning Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert R Gunning, who landed in America in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • David Gunning, aged 60, who landed in Tennessee in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Gunning, who arrived in America in 1818 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Gunning, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822
  • William Peter Gunning, aged 16, who landed in New York in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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
  • Mrs. Catherine Gunning, aged 38 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Thompson" departing 5th May 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 14th June 1847 but she died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)
  • Miss. Eleanor Gunning, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Thompson" departing 5th May 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 14th June 1847 but she died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)
  • Mrs. Rose Gunning, aged 60 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wilhelmina" departing 8th May 1847 from Belfast, Ireland; the ship arrived on 20th June 1847 but she died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)

Contemporary Notables of the name Gunning (post 1700)


  • Ashleigh Gunning (b. 1985), American retired soccer forward
  • Sarah Ogan Gunning (1910-1983), American folk singer, of the singing Gunning clan
  • Thomas P. Gunning (1882-1943), American Republican politician, Dentist; Member of Illinois State Senate 37th District, 1931-43 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Rosemary R. Gunning (1905-1997), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1969-75 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ronald Gunning, American politician, Mayor of Dayton, Kentucky, 2000-02; Appointed 2000 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Patrick K. Gunning, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2008 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Gunning, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1988 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elizabeth Gunning (1769-1823), English translator and a novelist
  • Christopher Gunning (b. 1944), English composer of concert works and music for films and television
  • Sir Charles Theodore Gunning (b. 1935), 9th Baronet of Eltham in the County of Kent, English peer
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Gunning 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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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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