Rafe Dunn

Kirk Merrington, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rafe

When Rafe Dunn was born in 1618, his father, Martine Dunn, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Bell, was 19. He married Anne Sparke on 27 November 1635, in Kirk Merrington, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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Rafe Dunn
Anne Sparke
Marriage: 27 November 1635

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    Anne Sparke


27 November 1635
Kirk Merrington, Durham, England, United Kingdom

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Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinn, Ó Doinn ‘descendant of Donn’, a byname meaning ‘brownhaired’ or ‘chieftain’.2 English: nickname for a man with dark hair or a swarthy complexion, from Middle English dunn ‘dark-colored’.3 Scottish: habitational name from Dun in Angus, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’.

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

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  • Rafe Dunne, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Rafe Dunne, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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