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Dunn (Dunne) ? Meaning ?brown? Dunne is a very popular name in Ireland. The sept started in the midlands, in Leix, where at one time they were Lords of Iregan, one of the important families in Lenister. In the 12th century the chief poet of Leinster was Giolla-na-Naomh O Dunn. They were very active in the Jacobite wars, and afterwards they emigrated to the USA, where they served in the church, the law and the army. In Ulster the more usual form of the name is Dunn. In recent years Dunne?s Stores, a countrywide chain store group, has become a household name.

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Rachel D Ruth

Looking for John Dunn (Sr.) born around 1808 in Ireland, married Ellen Coughlin (sp?)., then emigrated to US 1830's

Jonathan Pope

My great grandmother Ellen Dunn was born in 1850 in Waterford County. She emigrated to New York in 1861. Is Dunn a common name in Waterford County. Is there anything I can do track her.... I'd like to know her family's story as it is part of my own. THere are ships records which could be her, and none of them show a parent accompanying an Ellen Dunn..... perhaps she came only with a sister Mary, or alone. I'm clueless about where to look next.... I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Kerry Forbord

Horace Alan and Russel Dunn born in Philadelphia. parents believed to be from Kerry. Any leads to their parents?


Hey to all dunns

william smith

hope grandson of george dunn born 1866 england


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