Enos Gunn

8 August 1714–28 January 1739 (Age 24)
Derby, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Enos

When Enos Gunn was born on 8 August 1714, in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Abel Gunn, was 34 and his mother, Agnes Hawkins, was 32. He died on 28 January 1739, in his hometown, at the age of 24, and was buried in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Abel Gunn
Agnes Hawkins
Sarah Gunn
Capt Abel Gunn
Abigail Gunn
Nathaniel Gunn
Enos Gunn

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Name Meaning

1 Scottish: name of a clan associated with Caithness, derived from the Old Norse personal name Gunnr (or the feminine form Gunne), a short form of any of various compound names with the first element gunn ‘battle’.2 Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Dhuinn ‘son of the servant of the brown one’ ( see Dunn ). (According to Woulfe a name of the same form also existed in Sligo, Ireland.)3 English: metonymic occupational name for someone who operated a siege engine or cannon, perhaps also a nickname for a forceful person, from Middle English gunne, gonne ‘ballista’, ‘cannon’, ‘gun’. The term originated as a humorous application of the Scandinavian female personal name Gunne or Gunnhildr.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Enos Gunn, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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