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This interesting name has three possible derivations. The first from the Olde Norse Viking pre 7th Century personal name "Gunnr", meaning battle. Secondly, a metonymic occupational name for someone who operated a Seige Cannon, from the Medieval word "gunne" meaning a cannon. This could also have been used as a nickname for a person with a forceful temperament. The name is widespread in Scotland, especially in Caithness, where it is of Norse origin, Gunn was a Caithness, chief of the 12th Century. His name Gunnis an old West Scandinavian personal name. The Gaelic form is "Mac Gille Dhuinn" and means "son of the servant of the brown one"...

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Our Gunn are only famous to us . We found in Ireland in 1828 Charles Gunn Balliebough Caven married 1855 Judith Smith We have a birth of their son in Daniel 27 August 1849 An another son in Patrick 7 April 1846 1929 Also John 1855 Died 1912 And our line Edward 1858 on Marriage for Edward Gunn and Catherine O’Neill the cert states that Edwards father was Charles Gunn But can’t find when Charles arrived in Ireland as we have always told the Gunn name is Scottish . This is my brick-wall Kindest regards Julie Gunn

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Martin

looking for Philip Gunn born c1820 ireland Julia Gunn born ireland c1845 philip gunn born c1886 glasgow scotland came form sligo area i think

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kelly subocz

I'm wondering if we are looking for the same person. Philip Gunn born abt 1846 in Ireland or Scotland married Alice Duffy in 1870 when he immigrated to the US. The only occupation I could find is "has stand at market". If any of this sounds right let me know. Thanks

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