Agnes Duncan

Femaleabout 1612–

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Duncan was born about 1612, in Edinburgh, Scotland, her father, Walter Duncane, was 26 and her mother, Janet Wright or Wryght, was 25. She married John Burne on 29 June 1609, in Midlothian, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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John Burne
Agnes Duncan
Margaret Burne
John Burne
James Burne
David Burne
Agnes Burne
Margaret Burne
Agnes Burne
Andrew Burne

Sources (14)

  • Agnes Duncan, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Issobell Brysoun in entry for Margaret Burne, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Issobell Brysoun in entry for Andrew Burne, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Name Meaning

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’.

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

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