The old family name Tunnavant is thought to have derived from the place name Dunoon (Dunomhainn in Gaelic), located in Argyll and
, on the Firth of Clyde.
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern
, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross. Today Dunoon is a town situated on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and
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of this family name include: Denoon, Dennin, Denning, Denune, Dunnoon, Dunoon, Denoone and many more.
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.