The old family name Tunavant is thought to have derived from the place name Dunoon (Dunomhainn in Gaelic), located in Argyll and Bute
, on the Firth of Clyde.
Early Origins of the Tunavant family
The surname Tunavant was first found in Ross-shire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland
, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. Today Dunoon is a town situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute
but was originally a barony in Argyllshire
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Early History of the Tunavant family
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Tunavant Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Denoon, Dennin, Denning, Denune, Dunnoon, Dunoon, Denoone and many more.
Early Notables of the Tunavant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tunavant family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Denoon, who was on record in Georgia in 1736; David Denoon, who was naturalized in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1784; Hugh Dunoon, who was on record in Nova Scotia in 1793.