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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



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 [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)

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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  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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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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.

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