The surname Dunn has several different origins. In some cases it is an Anglicised form of the Irish surname Ó Duinn, meaning "grandson of Donn"; the Gaelic Donn was originally a byname, meaning "brown-haired" or "chieftain". An other origin of the surname Dunn is from the Middle Englishdunn, meaning "dark-coloured"; this name originated as a nickname for one with dark hair or skin. An other origin is from a habitative name, derived from Dun in Angus, Scotland; this place name is derived from the Scottish Gaelicdùn, meaning "fort". An other origin is from the Gaelic donn, meaning "brown".
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