Peter Duncan

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Duncan was born in 1864, in Concord Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States, his father, Peter Duncan, was 46 and his mother, Mary Katherine Mcnorney, was 39. He lived in Mineral, Bureau, Illinois, United States for about 30 years and Sheffield, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1944. He died on 19 December 1944, in Concord Township, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Sheffield, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Peter Duncan
Mary Katherine Mcnorney
John V Duncan
Margaret Duncan
Mary Duncan
Catherine Duncan
Matthew Duncan
Bridget Duncan
Thomas Duncan
Sarah Alice Duncan
Peter Duncan

Sources (6)

  • Peter Duncan in household of Peter Duncan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peter Duncan, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Peter Duncan, "Find A Grave Index"

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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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