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Dunn Genealogy and Dunn Family History Information

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  • Abigail Dunn (1796 - 1884)
  • Annie Irene Clarke (1891 - 1965)
  • Bernice Leaon Dunn (1913 - 1995)
  • Winfield Dunn, Governor
    Bryant Winfield Culberson Dunn (born July 1, 1927) is an American politician, dentist, and medical industry official, who served as Governor of Tennessee from 1971 to 1975. He was the state's first R...
  • Catherine Dunn (1838 - 1905)
    Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

About the Dunn surname

Dunn is a surname in the English language. The name has several different origins. In some cases it is an Anglicised form of the Irish surname Ó Duinn, meaning "descendant of Donn"; the Gaelic Donn was originally a byname, meaning "brown-haired" or "chieftain". Another origin of the surname Dunn is from the Middle English dunn, meaning "dark-coloured"; this name originated as a nickname for someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion. Another origin of Dunn is from a habitational name, derived from Dun in Angus, Scotland; this place name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic dùn, meaning "fort". Another origin of the surname Dunn is from the Gaelic donn, meaning "brown".