Dunn (surname)

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Dunn
GenderUnisex
Language(s)English
Other names
See alsoDonn (byname), Ó Duinn
 
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Dunn
GenderUnisex
Language(s)English
Other names
See alsoDonn (byname), Ó Duinn

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 English dunn, 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 Gaelic dùn, meaning "fort". An other origin is from the Gaelic donn, meaning "brown".[1]

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  1. ^ Learn about the family history of your surname, Ancestry.com, retrieved 3 January 2011 , which cited: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 , for the surname "Dunn".