When Henry M Duncan was born in 1799, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, his father, Blanch Duncan, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Anna Reed, was 21. He married Elizabeth Weddle on 24 October 1820, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 20 July 1876, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77.
Scottish: from the Older Scots personal name Dunecan, itself from the traditional Irish royal name Donnchad(h), derived from donn ‘brown-haired’ + cath ‘battle’. Judging by the Scots form, the Scottish Gaelic intermediary seems to have been understood as containing ceann ‘head’, as if the whole name meant ‘brown head’; compare sense 2. In Ireland the name was Anglicized as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .
Irish: used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.
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