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Gunnison Early Origins



The surname Gunnison was first found in Lothian where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. The name was first recorded as part of the Gun Clan which settled on the border in 1346 having broken away from the main Clan when Cheiftain Will 'the Crowner' Gunn acquired lands here.

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Gunnison Spelling Variations


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Gunnison Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunnison, Gunneson, Kenneson, Kenniston, Kennison, Kennerson, Gunnerson, Kenson and many more.

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Gunnison Early History


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Gunnison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gunnison research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1278, 1634, 1663, and 1676 are included under the topic Early Gunnison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gunnison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gunnison Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gunnison 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 were:

Gunnison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Gunnison, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634

Gunnison Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Gunnison, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Gunnison, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Joseph Gunnison, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Rachel Gunnison, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Samuel Gunnison, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gunnison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gunnison (post 1700)



  • N. Gunnison, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Halifax, 1864
  • George Gunnison, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1956; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1960
  • G. H. Gunnison, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 27th District, 1897-98
  • C. M. Gunnison, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1940
  • Andrew J. Gunnison, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 8th District, 1863
  • John Williams Gunnison (1812-1853), American explorer, eponym of Gunnison, a city in Gunnison County, Colorado

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Gunnison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gunnison 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 1 February 2016 at 09:14.

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