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  • Dr. Abel Dunn (1783 - 1846)
  • Abigail Dunn (1796 - 1884)
  • Ann Dunn (1629 - c.1700)
  • Anna "Mollie" Milk (1713 - 1769)
    In 1762 Anna married Deacon James Milk. There was an extraordinary affinity between the Milk and Deering families of Portland, Maine where streets bearing both the Deering and Milk surnames exist to th...
  • Anna Dunn (1788 - 1857)

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".