When Rufus Benjamin Dunning was born on 1 October 1786, in Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Edmund Dunning, was 23 and his mother, Hannah Hawley, was 25. He married Roxa Fellows on 4 March 1811. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 8 July 1841, in his hometown, at the age of 54, and was buried in Canaan Cemetery, North Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.
Scottish: habitational name from a place called Dunning in Lower Strathearn (Perthshire), recorded in 1200 as Dunine and later as Dunyn, from Gaelic dùnan, a diminutive of dùn ‘fort’.
English: variant of Downing .
Irish: variant of Dineen .
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