When Robert Allen Dunn was born on 23 February 1835, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Robert Adams Dunn, was 35 and his mother, Jane Barber, was 32. He married Mary Jane Tedford on 21 February 1856, in Louisa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in East Deer Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 17 September 1864, in Hempstead, Waller, Texas, United States, at the age of 29.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brown-haired’ or ‘chieftain’. Compare Dunne . This name has sometimes been Anglicized as Brown .
English: nickname for a dark complexioned or swarthy man, from Middle English dun ‘dun, dark’ (Old English dunn ‘dull brown’).
Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’. Compare Dun .
Allen Dunn at age 15 was found in 1850 census in his parents’ home East Deer twp., Allegheny Co., Penna. In 1855 Allen came to Morning Sun, Iowa with brothers John and Adams, also sister Catherine Cro …
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