When Mary Price Duncan was born on 17 November 1809, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, her father, John Noah Duncan, was 33 and her mother, Ann "Annie" Bondurant, was 32. She married Samuel R Russell on 2 February 1826, in Buckingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Highland, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Buena Vista Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died on 23 September 1897, in Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Slagel Cemetery, Newton Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States.
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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