When Sarah Ann "Sary" Duncan was born on 18 March 1811, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Noah Duncan, was 34 and her mother, Ann "Annie" Bondurant, was 34. She married Christian Shateen Claiborn in 1828, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Highland, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died before 1911, at the age of 99.
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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