When Archibald Close Dunn was born on 22 September 1835, in Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Israel Dunn, was 28 and his mother, Mary Hetty Close, was 21. He married Matilda Jane Turnbull on 5 December 1866, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He died on 18 July 1915, in Bear River, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 79.
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 .