Last name: DUN

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DUN : This last name is indexed 129,436 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

DUN : 1: Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus.2: English: variant of Dunn.3: Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch dun ‘thin’.4: Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 頓 meaning ‘pause’ in Chinese: from Dun (頓) the name of a state (located in Henan province) annexed by the state of Chu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC).5: Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 敦 meaning ‘sincere’ in Chinese: (i) from placename Dun (敦) the name of a fief (located in present-day Henan province) said to be granted to the descendants of the legendary emperor Huang Di the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC). (ii) from Dun (敦) personal name of Shi Dun (史敦) an official during the reign of Duke Wen of Qin (the 7th ruler of the state of Qin died 716 BC).

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