In 1911 there were 1,389 duncan families living in ontario. Thus for example, john duncans son may be andrew johnson, whose son. Learn about the duncan family crest, its origin and history. Web space has been generously donated by keith duncan. Meaning, origin and history of the name duncan behind. David ewing duncan is the author of five books, including the international bestseller. Both armorial bearings and territorial designation are recorded in the public register of all arms and bearings in scotland.
They claim descent from dunchad, the 11th abbott of iona who died in 717. David duncan biography with duncan genealogy resources by. Popularity aside, duncan is one of the most classic scottish names for boys. Duncan and macbeth famous names thanks to shakespeare and the scottish play, macbeth. Searching for surnames by j titford countryside books, 2002. In 1891 there were 921 duncan families living in london. Viking warriors had been raiding the coasts of scotland. Scotlands western coastal mountains and the desolate hebrides spawned the line of the mcmillan family. William forbes skene 180992, historiographer royal of scotland, wrote in 1837 that. Duncan biographies and genealogy, clan duncan society.
Duncan association newsletter family history library. This was the name of two kings of scotland, including the one who was featured in shakespeare s play macbeth 1606. The duncan association, also known as the duncan surname association, was founded in 1990, by w. The name mcmillan was originally a nickname for a bald person. The final letter n in the anglicised duncan seems to be a result of confusion in the latin form of the nameduncanuswith the gaelic word ceann, meaning head. John duncan, was a famous african explorer, who sailed on the niger expedition of 1842 as masteratarms in the ship hms albert. Surnames starting with mac, meaning son of, were in general use in ireland by the late 1100s. Not just biographies of famous and infamous duncans that have shaped history, but those duncan kinsfolk from around the globe from ordinary and various walks of life. I am searching for cherokee lineage for my gggrandmother mary martin, born 1834 in gadied in sallisaw, ok in 1896her sons were richard, daniel and thomas martin. Ontario had the highest population of duncan families in 1911. Another opinion is that the gaelic donnchadh is composed of the elements donn, meaning brown.
One of my favorite names, i know duncan from the 2006 video game bullyand its also one of my favourite video game he is a high school dropout who dropped out of bullworth academy the academy name because of constant bullying by a kid named davis white, and its kinda rare in my country indonesia, i will be naming my first baby duncan vendome because. As with all books, look for other sources as this was a used book it is well worth the cheaper price. The duncan family name was found in the usa, the uk, canada, and scotland between 1840 and 1920. The purpose was to collect and make available documented information about all duncans including most variant spellings of duncan who lived in the united states prior to 1850. The duncan coat of arms came into existence centuries ago.
In some cases when the surname originates in county sligo, ireland, it is an anglicised form of the. Descendants of john jack duncan and martha patsy dennis. We require the active participation of each member to further this genealogical and genetic study of our surnames and their place in history. The process of creating coats of arms also often called family crests began in the eleventh century although a form of protoheraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. Early examples of the surname are english and include ralf donekan of somerset, in 1280, william donekyn of sussex, in 32, and john dunkan, who held lands in berwickontweed, in 67. John jack duncan and five brothers immigrated from scotland in the mid 1700s, info from berry jackson duncan, of crab orchard, ky. Duncan selfpublished genealogy books search for your duncan. The beneficent duncan i, who lived in the eleventh century, was immortalized in shakespeares macbeth.
This was about 44% of all the recorded duncans in canada. Another 267 words 19 lines of text covering the years 1775, 1790, 1452, 1454, 1540, 1555, 1670, 1753, 1670, 1745 and 1745 are included under the topic early mcmillan history in all our pdf extended history products and printed products wherever possible. Find the origins, meaning of the duncan name, photos, and more. Thus the gaelic surname macdonnchaidh or macdonachie becomes duncanson. In 1840 there were 179 duncan families living in kentucky. Duncan genealogy notes that the brothers nathanial and peter duncan are the first duncans found in the us. We have collected some of the best resources from across the web to do research on duncan history, duncan ancestory, and duncan family connections. Or else from old irish, old gaelic donnchad brown warrior. Add detail and personality to the pages of your family history.
I am blessed to be a teacher at merrol hyde magnet school in hendersonville, tn. The most duncan families were found in the usa in 1880. This collection includes dar lineage books as well as the patriot indexes. The scottish clan of duncan is descended from the earls of atholl. I teach ap us history, ap european history, world history. In other words, to rely on surnames as a guide to family history. But how historically accurate is shakespeares story, if at all. The scottish clan of duncan is descended from the earls of atholl who took their name from the chief donnachadh reamhar who led the clan at the battle of bannockburn. The name duncan is a boys name of scottish origin meaning dark warrior duncan is jaunty, confident, and open, a scottish royal name thats brimming with friendly charm and makes it into our golden circle of names that are neither too popular nor too strange. Biographies and family details on duncan, duncanson, duncane, dunkinson, duncean, dunken, donkin, dunkin and other alternate spellings of the surname. Lois duncan 1934 2016, american writer of childrens books. This was about 19% of all the recorded duncans in the uk.
Surnames can reveal much about your family history, but they can also be a. With pedigree chart and detailed genealogy, family photos. Numerous genealogical books are available to the public. There were no doubt other family bibles or books from hich the information was copied. There is not one single dna test to take but a series of dna tests to continually dig deeper into our histories. Clan duncan is an armigerous clan but with no present chief of the name duncan. Oversized duncan family history include the many ancestors and descendants of robert duncan and his wife elizabeth, presumbly the first duncans to arrive in america from fife, scotland.
Includes edmondson, tedford, francisco, bush, sweat, weinman and related families. I teach ap us history, ap european history, world history, and government. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with usercontributed information and web sites for the duncan surname. Welcome to the duncan family page at surname finder, a service of genealogy today. Duncan robertson was the son of alexander robertson, 9th of glenerochie and elizabeth lyon. Jan 22, 2019 the meaning, origin and history of the surname duncan names.
This was about 12% of all the recorded duncans in the usa. For the present, the clan is being led by the armigerous territorial house of duncan of sketraw. May 23, 2018 duncan robertson was the son of alexander robertson, 9th of glenerochie and elizabeth lyon. The duncan surname association website includes a list of researchers and their earliest duncan ancestor in the united states. These prints are of sketches are from a book published in 1845 and credited to r. The family surname history of duncan is of scottish. Duncan biographies and genealogy, clan duncan society scotland. For the etymology of the surname duncan this web page cites. Not just biographies of famous and infamous duncan s that have shaped history, but those duncan kinsfolk from around the globe from ordinary and various walks of life. This was the name of two kings of scotland, including the one who was featured in shakespeares play macbeth 1606. Va in the late 1860s to seek out amily information. The website is maintained by webmaster and membership coordinator gwyneth duncan, who has taken over for charles t. Dec 17, 2019 one of my favorite names, i know duncan from the 2006 video game bullyand its also one of my favourite video game he is a high school dropout who dropped out of bullworth academy the academy name because of constant bullying by a kid named davis white, and its kinda rare in my country indonesia, i will be naming my first baby duncan vendome because its such a good combo. Charley james duncan 21 dec 1933 lindsay, garvin, oklahoma, united states 18 dec 1992 managed by steve duncan last edited 2 mar 2020 steve w.
The gaelic forms of the name are mac mhaolain or mac ghille mhaoil, both of which mean son of the bald or tonsured one however, the origins of the. The name was borne by two 11th century kings of scotland, duncan 1, who was slain by macbeth in 1040, and duncan 11, slain in 1094. The origin of the name duncan was found in the archives. From the gaelic words donn brown and cath warrior the name duncan was initially a forename and there were two kings of scotland with that name in the 11th century, duncan i and duncan ii. For centuries, the clans had been waging war on each other. The duncan family motto is disce pati, meaning learn to endure. It is the aim of the clan duncan society to have a chief of the name. Duncan family history this famous angloscottish surname derives from the pre 7th century gaelic male given name donnchad, related ultimately to donncatus, a. Search,839 then share your genealogy and compare dna to grow an accurate global family tree thats free forever. Interesting duncan family history includes the fact that two 11thcentury scottish kings were named duncan. A free guide to help you discover duncan ancestors in online databases, funeral cards, surname histories, census records, war ration books, naturalization. This was about 44% of all the recorded duncan s in canada. To locate family history books, search the library catalog by typing the family name in the keyword field. The family history of the ancient name duncan was found in the archives.
We hope you will participate on the duncan forums, it is a great place to find or post information on duncan genealogy and is completely free to participate. This web page shows only a small excerpt of our mcmillan research. The surname duncan was first found in forfarshire part of the tayside region of north eastern scotland, and present day council area of angus, where the clan has a long and distinguished history dating back to before ad. Lois duncan 19342016, american writer of childrens books. This was about 12% of all the recorded duncan s in the usa. Sir william duncan was created a baronet by george iii in 1764. Duncan coat of arms, family crest free image to view duncan. Adam duncan from dundee became a naval commander and defeated the spanish at cape st vincent in 1780 and the dutch fleet at camperdown in 1797, one of the most famous victories of the british navy for which he was created viscount duncan by george iv in 1800. Anglicized form of the gaelic name donnchadh, derived from gaelic donn brown and cath battle. A dozen things you might not know about irish names the irish times. One opinion is that the gaelic donnchadh is composed of the elements donn, meaning dark or darkhaired man or. Clan donnachaidh, sometimes known as clan robertson, is a scottish clan.
This was about 19% of all the recorded duncan s in the uk. The meaning, origin and history of the surname duncan. Duncan test results and analysis clan donnachaidh dna. The duncan surname association dsa was founded in the early 1990s by w. I have found this a value in genealogy research as some books. The origins of the clan duncan and their place in history scottish clan minibook. From a surname based on a clan name, duncan was the name of a scottish saint and two early kings of the scots. London had the highest population of duncan families in 1891.
The gaelic donncheann is a byname composed of the elements donn. Dupuy dupuy family kathleen virginkenney dye family kathleen virginkenney easterling see thomas easterling, history of easterling genealogy soc. The family history of the ancient name duncan was found in the irishsurnames. Duncan surname association by user february 18, 1999 at 06. Its purpose was to assist researchers seeking duncan ancestors who came to the united states before 1850. Ohs research center books oklahoma historical society. Duncan 1960s 84 james duncan abt 1870 forfarshire, scotland, united kingdom managed by bill gourlay. Trades, territory, family links studying surnames tells you about the important. A free guide to help you discover duncan ancestors in online databases, funeral cards, surname histories, census records, war ration books, naturalization petitions, and message boards conveniently organized into a printable surname checklist. The duncan surname origin is from a northern ui neill r1bl5 tribe. The oklahoma genealogical societys vast book collection is also found in the research center. Duncan family crest and history scottish clans, irish celtic, family crest. Meaning, origin and history of the surname duncan behind.1558 191 1097 2 1283 837 1394 889 107 1553 798 682 437 451 202 603 484 182 432 1426 1599 1389 434 1458 162 296 814 630