Gunn Surname Origin
(Origin British) Locality. From Gun, a plain, a down or common; Welsh, gwaen. 'A person whose name was Gunn complained to a friend that his attorney, in his bill, had not let him off easily. 'That's no wonder,' said his friend, 'as he charged you too high!' But this is not so good as an entry in the custom-house books of Edinburgh, where it appears that 'A,' meaning Alexander--'A. Gunn was discharged for making a false report!''--Lower. Lower also tells us of a German named Feuerstein (fire-stone--the German for flint) who settled in the West when the French population prevailed in that quarter. His name, therefore, was changed into French Pierre à Fusil, but in the course of time, the Anglo-American race became the prevalent one, and Pierre à Fusil was again changed into Peter Gun.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
| For a more detailed definition for
Gunn or other surnames, search the FREE Ancestry.com Name Dictionary.
Gunn Last Name Meaning
There is more to
Gunn family history than your surname origin:
Gunn Family Tree and discover things you never knew about your own family. Construct a free family tree to trace your own genealogy and learn about your personal family history.
Start by entering what you know about yourself and your family. You can invite your parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins and other family members to contribute what they know to add to your online tree - fill in names and dates, tell stories and upload photos.
Ancestry.com will use what you enter to try and find more about your family in the world's largest online collection of historical records and family trees.
Next Steps in building the Gunn family tree:
Use these genealogy databases to fill in the blanks of your Gunn heritage.
Gunn in Ancestry.com Records
Start your family tree and learn the story of your family in the world's largest online collection of genealogy records and family trees. Look for additional generations to add to your family history. Find details such as family relationships, age, residence, occupation, year of immigration to the U.S. & ancestral town. Other genealogy records include birth, marriage and death records as well as biographies, military records, family history books, and historical newspapers.
Gunn at the Mormon LDS Database
Trace your Gunn family in the vast resources of the Mormon LDS genealogy online databases which includes the Ancestral File, transcribed census records, extracted church records from around the world, family trees, and the International Genealogical Index.
Gunn at RootsWeb databases
Search for your Gunn ancestors in multiple RootsWeb genealogy databases including the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), RootsWeb Surname List, World Connect, vital records, cemetery listings, census records, church records. The oldest and largest free genealogy site on the internet.
Communicate with others researching the Gunn surname:
It is possible as you build your own family tree to connect with distant cousins and unknown relatives via the internet. Data sharing among genealogical researchers is common, and many family trees have been published online. Learn what others know about your family tree.
Gunn in RootsWeb surname mailing lists
Join others on the Gunn genealogy mailing list for discussion and sharing of information regarding family histories of Gunn surname and its variations. Note: Not all surnames have a mailing list. If you get the "Page is Not Available" message, no mailing list is available. Instead, check the index of mailing lists for a sound-alike name.
Gunn in Ancestry Message Boards
Browse or post a query about your genealogy, surname origin, or family history in the Gunn surname forum. Look for unknown cousins or relatives with whom you may have lost touch.
A Family History Thought:
'Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history' --
Choose the first letter of surname for history of family name:
Use DNA Free Shipping Coupon FREESHIPDNA