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William Gunn

Immediate Family:

Son of George Gunn, Coroner of Caithness and Name Not Known
Father of John Son of William
Brother of James "Seamus" Gunn; Robert Gunn; John "Iain" Gunn; Alastair Gunn; George Gunn and 4 others

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About William Gunn

He was one of the Crowners' younger sons. He followed his brother Eanruig to Sutherland and later settled in the area of Dale and Halkirk. He was ancestor of the MacUilliams, MacWilliams, Williamsons, and Wilsons, of Caithness.

At the time of George the Crowner, people did not have surnames. They were usually known by their, location, trade, some outstanding characteristic, or deed, or as son of...

From William comes Wilson, MacWilliam, MacWilliams and other variations of spelling.

The name Gunn has had different spellings such as: Gunne, Gun, Gunn. An early spelling was Gun. When guns came into use, a second "n" was added to the surname to avoid confusion of the surname with the firearm.

The accuracy of the list of descendants has not been proven.